merinews.com In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, which comprises the entire state of Idaho, appears to have distanced itself from comments of Idaho Senator from Cottonwood, Sheryl L. "Sherry" Nuxoll, who reportedly said on March three: "Hindu is a false faith with false gods". Nuxoll, reportedly a Catholic, made this statement in a media interview regarding historic first Hindu invocation of Idaho State Senate by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed on March three, which she and two other state senators reportedly refused to attend. Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, in a statement reportedly sent to parishes across Idaho besides to media and Zed, said: "Sen. Nuxoll's comments reflect her own personal opinions. They do not represent the opinions or teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Peter Christensen or even our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who has been an outspoken supporter of ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue." Meanwhile, Father Charles T. Durante, a senior Roman Catholic pastor in Nevada, noted: I find it sad that some legislators in Idaho could not respect the importance of religious diversity by their presence at a brief prayer.
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