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Christian dialogue with Islam sought by new Berlin bishop

May 12, 2009

Trier, Germany (ENI). Berlin's newly-elected Protestant bishop says he hopes to promote dialogue with Muslims at the level of individual parishes when he takes office later in 2009.  "The most important thing for me has always been to seek personal contact," said the Rev. Markus Dröge in an interview with the German Protestant news agency epd after he was elected on 15 May. Dröge will succeed Bishop Wolfgang Huber at the head of the Evangelical Church in Berlin, Brandenburg and the Silesian Oberlausitz.



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