Church in Spain accused of blotting out Islamic past of famed Cordoba mosque-cathedral

December 15, 2014 12:00 PM

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Church in Spain accused of blotting out Islamic past of famed Cordoba mosque-cathedral

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2009 file photo, tourists visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba in southern Spain. The regional government of southern Andalusia is protesting what it says are moves by the Catholic Church to downplay or eliminate references to the Islamic past of Cordoba's ancient Mosque-Cathedral, one of Spain's leading tourist attractions.The region’s tourism department says the practice by church authorities who own the complex of calling it simply “The Cordoba Cathedral” on its web site and on pamphlets and tickets could hurt tourism and confuse the 1 million-plus tourists who annually visit the “mezquita” (mosque), as it is known popularly. The tourism department said Monday Dec. 15, 2014 it had sent a letter seeking a meeting with the church. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2009 file photo, a tourist visits the Great Mosque of Cordoba in southern Spain. The regional government of southern Andalusia is protesting what it says are moves by the Catholic Church to downplay or eliminate references to the Islamic past of Cordoba's ancient Mosque-Cathed...

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