Italy's Muslim community signed a pact with the government Wednesday pledging to "reject all forms of violence and terrorism", with prayers in mosques to be held in Italian.

"It's a very important document which concerns the present and future of our country through inter-religious dialogue, starting from a basic principle: We may have different religions... but we are all Italian," said Interior Minister Marco Minniti.

He added: "One of the essential points is that all the signatories have committed to reject all forms of violence and terrorism."

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