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Catalonian Authorities promotes the Catalan language within the non secular area by way of an settlement with the totally different denominations.

ACN/TET – Barcelona – The Authorities signed an settlement on Tuesday with the primary non secular denominations in Catalonia to advertise Catalan. The Catholic and Orthodox Church and the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Scientology and Sikh communities of Catalonia, in addition to different non secular teams, have dedicated themselves to selling the social use of Catalan within the liturgical area, to introduce it to these communities, the place it’s virtually not but current, to extend it the place it’s incipient, and to strengthen it in its day by day actions.

To formalize the settlement and speak about its implementation, the President of the Generalitat (the Catalonian Authorities), Pere Aragonès, and the Minister of Justice, Lourdes Ciuró, met this afternoon with representatives of the 17 foremost denominations in Catalonia.

The initiative is a part of the Plan for the promotion of the Catalan language within the area of spiritual communities, promoted by the Common Directorate of Spiritual Affairs, which depends upon the Division of Justice. The settlement reached with the non secular denominations and which has been mirrored in a doc signed by its foremost representatives has been referred to as ‘Religions for the language’ [Religions per la llengua].

The doc, signed by Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Scientologists, Sikhs, Protestants, Buddhists and others, claims that many of the world’s non secular traditions are current in Catalonia and that Catalan tradition has by no means been indifferent from the non secular dimension of its residents.

“All through historical past, numerous non secular teams have proven what it’s wish to reside within the Catalan language from any perception, observe or place,” says the textual content.

Making Catalan a “language of prayer

On the finish of the assembly, the Minister of Justice, Lourdes Ciuró, requested the representatives to make an effort to incorporate Catalan of their liturgical practices: “A few of you have got acknowledged that in your communities there are folks of various nationalities and which is why they use Spanish as a gathering language. It might be good if this additionally occurred with the Catalan language as a result of on this means we make the language of the nation additionally a language of prayer, a language that’s used on this planet of the inside.

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Lourdes Ciuró I Buidó, Catalan Minister of Justice

“In the identical means that we should have the ability to categorical ourselves in Catalan earlier than a choose to acquire the very best sentence, we should additionally have the ability to pray in Catalan, we profess the faith we profess,” added Ciuró. “We are going to put as many assets as we are able to,” the top of justice concluded. Among the many totally different initiatives, the Church of Scientology for instance, has dedicated itself to translate into Catalan all their totally different ceremonies, from weddings to funerals, ordinations of ministers, naming ceremonies, and sermons, so as to add to the already translated Creed of the Church and the Prayer for Whole Freedom, these laters having been offered in an occasion final February that was attended by the Catalan Director of Spiritual Affairs.

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Pere Aragonès i Garcia, President of the Authorities of Catalonia (Generalitat)

Aragonès, for his half, thanked the non secular representatives for his or her dedication and claimed that the range of Catalonia is an asset that should contribute to progress. “This nation has traditionally been plural. And that worth, in the present day, ought to assist us transfer ahead.

In Catalonia now we have needed to combat laborious for the language. If we adopted the parameters of the historical past books, certainly Catalan would have disappeared. And if he hasn’t he has been due to the perseverance of his folks. That’s the reason in the present day I thank them for becoming a member of this dedication “, stated the President of the Generalitat.

Aragonès closed the occasion by telling these current to think about the Generalitat as his dwelling and invited them to fulfill with him yearly.

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