The Queen's chaplain has criticised a church that allowed a Koran reading during a service, saying that it should apologise to Christians "suffering dreadful persecution at the hands of Muslims".

The Rev Gavin Ashenden said that the fallout from the decison provided a lesson in the limitations of interfaith dialogue.

Dr Ashenden was responding to the decision by a Glasgow cathedral to allow the reading of a passage from the Koran that teaches that Jesus is not the son of God during a service to mark the feast of the Epiphany on January 6.

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