Moderate Islam must 'distance itself' from attacks - CEI

Italian bishops' chief Bagnasco warns against violent reaction

(ANSA) - Genoa, January 8 - President of the Italian bishops' conference Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco on Thursday urged moderate Islam to distance itself from Wednesday's terror attack on the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were killed. "The moderate Islamic community, the real one, must distance itself clearly from this act," Bagnasco told a local news bulletin broadcast by state broadcaster RAI. It is also necessary to "overcome the risk of reacting violently," the cardinal added.


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