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Vatican envoy renders apology to Malaysian Foreign Minister

( 17 July, 2013) Vatican envoy to Malaysia, Archbishop Joseph Marino has conveyed his apologies to Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman for his comments on the “Allah” issue, and any misunderstanding it has caused. In a statement released Wednesday, Archbishop Marino said that it was never his intention to interfere in the internal affairs of Malaysia.
Earlier on Tuesday, Malayasian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had said in a statement “The government’s decision to establish diplomatic relations with the Vatican was in recognition of the importance of cultural and religious dialogue to promote friendship and harmony. The Vatican, however like any foreign mission is required to observe the established diplomatic protocols, which among others, require them not to interfere in the domestic affairs of the home country. It is regrettable that the Vatican mission head, H.E. Joseph Marino, Apostolic Nuncio of the Vatican to Malaysia has done otherwise” the statement concluded.
Source: Ucan


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