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Santa Maria della Misericordia

Santa Maria della Misericordia, a deconsecrated and long-closed church in Venice makes the news...

Venice officials threaten to close mosque installation at Biennale art fair

This isn't the first mosque in Venice, by the way, there used to be one in the Fondaco dei Turchi.

UPDATE: Much more information (plus some wonderful photos) is here.

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Comments (3)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, interesting. Hopefully, things will work out for all sides.

Thanks for the interesting article.


Oops! They really should have sought permission. I would like to think it would have been granted in the spirit of multiculturalism.

Great article. Happy to chance upon your blog.

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