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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Bosnian Muslim Leader Wins UNESCO Peace Prize


By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A former papal envoy and a Muslim leader in the Balkans were awarded a UNESCO peace prize for their efforts in promoting interreligious dialogue and peace.

French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray and Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric of Bosnia-Herzegovina received the 2003 Felix Houphouet-Boigny Award in a Sept. 21 ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.


Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger headed the international jury that selected the 2003 peace prize winners.

He said the two religious figures were chosen for "their action in favor of interreligious dialogue, tolerance and peace," according to the UNESCO Web site.

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