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A charity football match in Bosnia June 30, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Sports.

Catholic priests and Islamic imams in Bosnia put their religious differences aside yesterday to play a charity football match, the first since a brutal 1992-95 war, organizers said.

The aim of the match in the central town of Zenica was to gather funds for the local orphanage and also to strengthen relations between the two communities, priest Stipo Karajica said. «We wanted to spread the message of tolerance and common life on the field by our concrete example,» he told AFP. By the final whistle, his outfit had beaten the imams by 2 goals to 1.

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