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April 28, 2003
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France’s chief rabbi welcomed attempts to integrate the country’s large Muslim community, including the creation of a council for French Muslims. As part of discussions leading up to the 100th anniversary of the 1905 law guaranteeing separation of church and state, Joseph Sitruk reportedly sent a short paper to President Jacques Chirac in which he affirmed his support for the law, reflecting a position also adopted by the country’s leading Catholic bishops.

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