01 Jun '11, 11am

Iraqi Muslims and Christians come together pray for calm:

Iraqi Muslims and Christians come together pray for calm:

Around 1,500 people - including Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen - gathered at the Chaldean Cathedral late on Tuesday, singing Christian hymns before reciting prayers and verses from the Bible and the Koran. -- PHOTO: AFP KIRKUK (Iraq) - IRAQI Muslim leaders have joined their Christian counterparts for prayers at a church in Kirkuk, in a public bid to ease tensions in the disputed northern city. Around 1,500 people - including Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen - gathered at the Chaldean Cathedral late on Tuesday, singing Christian hymns before reciting prayers and verses from the Bible and the Koran. 'Christians and Muslims have gathered together here in Kirkuk, which has suffered from deadly violence that has scared us all in recent weeks,' said Louis Sakho, Chaldean archbishop of Kirkuk, scene of deadly unrest last month. 'It is appropriate for Christians and Muslims to pray together for...

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