Armenian cleric in Bulgaria compares religious pluralism to bouquet of flowers

PanARMENIAN.Net - Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, may become a permanent host of a tolerance dialogue between different religions from all over the world upon conclusion of the forum titled "Religion for People" which was held in Sofia's Sheraton hotel earlier this week as a discussion of ways religion can serve peace and tolerance.

The participants decided to hold the next meeting in October 2012, reported citing the Bulgarian Standart (Standard) daily.

Bulgaria's Chief Mufti, Mustafa Hadzhi, stressed on religious education for children, pointing out parents today need to see their offspring not just as "refrigerators that must be filled with food," but take care of their souls as well.

Armenian Archimandrite Hovakimian compared religious pluralism to a bouquet of flowers – the more are flowers, the more beautiful is the bouquet.

The only sparks were exchanged between the Bishop of Cyprus Porpfiriy and the representative of Turkey's Religions Directorate, Fikret Kahraman, about who is at fault regarding events in Cyprus in 1794 and today’s division of the island.

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