Italy's Islamic community plans to gather in a series of meetings slated for 25 and 26 December.

Unlike past meetings planned during the holidays in overwhelmingly Catholic Italy, the Muslim faithful this year will meet in different locations rather than at a single conference.

Members of Italy's Islamic Union will come together on 25 December in Vicenza. Yahya Waziri, a noted Kuwaiti politician and two preachers from Egypt will be present at the northern Italian gethering.

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