Swedish town approves Islamic call to prayer after having denied church bells

Posted May 17, 2018 8:39 pm by Editor

Swedish town approves Islamic call to prayer after having denied church bells

Stockholm, Sweden, May 17, 2018 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A town in southern Sweden granted permission this week to allow Islamic calls to prayer for the local mosque – a move some are calling controversial in light of the town’s previous denial of the use of bells by the Catholic parish.

Local police approved the mosque’s adhan – or call to worship – in the town of Vaxjo, more than 250 miles southwest of Stockholm, on Tuesday. The May 15 permit requires that the Islamic call to prayer, which is recited by the muezzin, does not exceed a certain level

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