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19 Jan, 2015

Filipino Muslim leaders hail Pope’s message of peace | Manila Bulletin

More leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) have hailed the message of peace of Pope Francis, one of them saying the papal message also reminds of Islam.

Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, who chairs an MNLF group composed of “the founding fathers and vanguards of the Bangsamoro Revolution, issued this statement as he expressed gratitude to the Vatican leader on behalf of Muslim Filipinos for his statements seen as supportive of the peace process in Mindanao.

He also took note of the Pope’s ever-present message of peace inclusive of all of humanity.

“The Pontiff clearly reminded us all of the great message of Islam that is shared by all Abrahamic religions, that the highest form of all ideas and ideals that a man can aspire for is to be at Peace with himself, his fellow humankind, his environment and, above all, to be at Peace with his Creator,” the former Philippine ambassador to Nigeria said.

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