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Muslims Chosen to Build Papal Chair in Bosnia

The Catholic Church in Bosnia-Herzegovina has chosen a Muslim family of wood carvers to build a chair that Pope Francis will use during a visit to the country in June. Traditionally, Bosnians make a new chair for every pope who comes to visit. But the honor has never been granted to Muslim craftsmen. The Hajderovac family from the town of Zavidovici in northeastern Bosnia is famous in the region for carving wooden objects for everyday use, as well as religious symbols for Muslims,...

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