Hornbill Unleashed

July 14, 2013

Bishop astonished by Muslim NGOs’ reaction

Terence Netto

In his first interview with the local media, the papal nuncio – the Vatican’s equivalent of an ambassador to Malaysia – said that although he recognised the ongoing court case on the use of the ‘Allah’ term as an internal matter, he supported Christian Federation of Malaysia’s arguments for the use of the term as “quite logical and acceptable”.

Catholic Bishop Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing said he was astonished at the umbrage felt by some Muslim NGOs over Vatican envoy to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino’s support for the local church’s campaign to use the term ‘Allah’ in faith education and in their rituals of prayer and worship.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: