The gesture was highly praised. The priest of the church of Saint-Christophe de Javel, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, opened the doors of the parish hall for Muslims deprived of a prayer room.
As reported by the newspaper Le Parisien , the Muslim prayer room was degraded last July due to inclement weather and since then, every Friday, Muslims find themselves in this church for their prayers.
“The crypt under the church was available, big enough and could accommodate them. It was done discreetly and naturally. “Explains Thierry Vernet, the vicar of the parish.
The reaction of the Jewish community was greeted by Mohammed Benali, the president of the Prayer Room of Paris XV, who said that the Rabbi of the Synagogue Adath Shalom on George Bernard-Shaw Street offered to help us works “. These works, which are still expected from Paris Habitat, which praises the prayer room to the Muslims.
The Mayor of the fifteenth also welcomed this inter-religious dialogue. “I can only congratulate myself on the inter-religious dialogue in my district which allows different religions to live together not in spite of their differences but because of their differences.