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Ivory Coast-- ] PAGE8 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC FEBRUARY25, lc) i church Vatican City (CNS) - Pope John Paul from $150 million .... II plans to personally bless a huge, The cathedral is about 100 feet tall a controversial $150 million cathedral than St. Peter's, and is lavishly dace built by the president of Ivory Coast rated with acres of stained-glasswind0*l when he travels to Africa next fall, and Italian marble. The entire builk according to Vatican representative ing is air-conditioned. Critics haV Joaquin Navarro-Valls. describe the construction as an extraO'[ The Vatican has decided to accept gance in a country where the an#I the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace inpercapita income is about $1,000, the! Yamoussoukro, built to resemble St. economy is in hard times, the forei [ Peter's Basilica in Rome, as a personal debt is about $10 billion, and Cath01i01 1 i gift of Ivory Coast Pres. Felix Houp- amount to only ten percent of the popt/[ i houet-Boigny, Vatican sources said. The lation, i !l ' catch an a om ngo ce complex ehave so ues one whe , l foundation,Will be managedwhichbYwillanpayinternationalfor annual somePPe ways is like a persnal mnume :['shuld bless a building that : 'iiiI They note that the one black pilgrim[ . m,'dntenanCerniEion, costs eestimated at $1.5 represented in the hand-blown | The Vatican accepted the church onglass windows bears a striking reseal : condition that the attached complex of blance to Houphouet-Boigny as a yot [ i buildings would house social service man. centers, projected to provide education, Privately, several Church sources Gertrude Thale, a teacher at Our Lady of Holy Souls in Little Rock, accepts health services or programs for women, well as Pres. Houphouet-Boigny i The papal blessing has long been said the basilica is an important Ca e] an1963.award(F/lefrOmphcto)Fr. William Beck, diocesan Superintendent of SChools, in sought by the 84-year-old president, who tic symbol on a continent where Isl ! says he paid for the complex with family influence is growing. They noted ' money The toal cost of the church and Morocco s King Hassan II recently/ ] office complex fins never been madethe second-largest mosque in the w0rlsI 1 public, but estimates range upward at an estimated cost of $250 milfi ' ! Getting your ARKANSAS CATHOLIC /ate??? Complain to your local post office and Call Agnes Knittig, ARKANSAS CATHOLIC, 664-0340 v Main Street USA good place to find mosque i! Cincinnati, OH - Main Street, USA, is ..... e# .... literally hundreds of mdhons ofp , becoming as likely a site for a Muslim loving, quiet, lovely Muslim people fl MIKE mosque as for many Christian churches, over the Islamic world who simply | , BAJOREK Cl]llll[h)) Yet most Americans perceive Islam, the to live in peace...shopkeepers, farnili;iI Muslim faith, as threatening and for- with small children being cared for ] , " ]]])II*I]J1 . eign. That makes dialogue between loved, groups of people going to ] ~,;~11 ..... altzr.. .... 4505 IFK Bird | ~ J Christians and Muslims all the more mosque at different timesof the daY'S'it I . North tt.,. R .k, 15114 Kavanaugh663-41181 urgent, says Catholic scholar John Two-thirds of U;S. Muslims :! ^, 7,,,, itfle Rock R.H. SAXTONJ Renard, a professor of Islam at St. Louis immi rants from Islamic countries' University, a Jesuit institution. Interviews while more than a million are '=iil ] iii 753-3287 -- g Afr l with Dr. Renard and other U.S. IslamAmerican Muslims, according to 1 f / tian-Muslim Dialogue Must Go On, in Muslims is increasing steadily. experts are featured in "Why the Chris- Wintz. The number of Afro.Ameria , SHELTER INSURANCE | I the February issue of the national Vztican II shifted Catholicism's assc il I LIFE HEALTH | 1Fit( ]JJJJJJ | Catholic family magazine St. Anthonyment of Muslims when it named ,| ; ] CAR HOME I | | Messenger. number of similarities between chris | ad0t : 10 FARM BUSINESS / FAIR PARK EXXON | with 3.5 million American Muslims,anlty and Islam: "The Muslims Islam has become a major U.S. denomi- one God, living and enduring, mera| , II t[lli i ll I I Plff' /' I II l AcrOSSl01 N.frmvanWarBuren,MemrialtR 666-8504Stadium | nation, says Fr. Jack Wintz, OFM, au- ful and all-pOwerful, Maker of hence' I I I: Tune-ups Yr Rood Service I thor ofthe feature and associate editor and earth, and Speaker to ai |, I * t~.,f, dr~u,-~j I I1~ Air Canal. Repair * Pickup & Delivery | of St. Anthony Messenger. There are humankind .... Though they do ] Iv'-- Ar SHtLTtR. [ |Yr Brake Service Tires & Batteries | more American Muslims, for example, acknowledge Jesus as God, they reval i Ik A than Episcopalians. ' himasaprophet. Theyalsohor O til]: Americans cringe when they hear the Mary. | I ORF-S1" C[.F-AN RS ] word Muslim, Fr. Wintzsays, because aDr. Renard would add other co , minority of extremely anti-American elements to that list, es ecially Ct.I t P Be , [ & LAUNDRY / Muslims overseas have received so much desire for peace.. Those Muslims. W iel, [ ] publicity in recent years. American Is- excuse terrorist acts by citing I lain scholars agree, sacred scripture, the Koran, are misl [ ] ila ~,c; 'q'he picture most Americans get of he says: "You can find statements | / I al tJ \\ 1217 Fair Park Blvd. l Islam is that of fanatical, extremist, gun KoraJa, like the Bible, to justify / Little Rock, AR 72204 / toting, Shiite fundamentalist Muslims, cally anything, if you want to I ! [ / 663-6049 I says Dr. Renard. "The word Muslim it. But the overriding spirit , ..,,,..L-LM p..1/i I 8717 W. Markham [ never appearswithout some or all of Koran is towards love and justl [ \ \ Little Rock, AR 72205| those prefixes he says .... yet that is"...eveninthemidstofh0stilityyoUt ';I 2247611 [ rughly equivalent t lking at thebe careful to reserve a sense ofjusficii' !; I.R.A. in Northern Irel,and and saying: Renard quotes. ! "Those Catholics - they re all alikel A more appropriate picture, accord- , ing to Dr. Renard, would be one of