Three bells donated by Azerbaijani government for Mexico City (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Oct. 26 /Trend/
An official presentation ceremony for the commissioning of three church bells donated by the Azerbaijani government took place in Mexico City at Konsepsion Santisima church on Tlakskoake-Khojaly Square adjacent to a monument dedicated to victims of Khojaly genocide the Azerbaijani Embassy in Mexico reported on Friday.
According to the head priest Eduardo Lozano Juarez, who opened the event, the repair and restoration of Tlakskoake Khojaly Square with the support of the Azerbaijani government, as well as a donation of bells to the church are signs of peace and love to God, as well as the monument to the victims of Khojaly genocide located on the square.
Citing a quote from the works of the great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi and giving examples of Pope John Paul II' s statements about Azerbaijan, made during his visit to the country in 2002, Lozano said Azerbaijan is the place where you can find peace.
During his speech at the ceremony, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Mexico Ilgar Mukhtarov noted the developing friendly relations between the people of Azerbaijan and Mexico.
In turn, speaking about Azerbaijan, the Cardinal of the catholic church Norberto Ribera Carrera, said the country has an unusual religious tolerance and stated that Christians and Jews live freely and equally along with the Muslims in Azerbaijan .
During the solemn presentation of the church bells some members of the Armenian community attempted to draw the attention of the press and the event participants by stating that "what happened in Khojaly, in fact, was not genocide" and "the inscription on the monument is not true."
However the provocation which caused disapproval of the residents and embassy guests who were gathered there failed and the protestors were expelled from the venue by Mexico City residents.