Fury over plans to turn Xtian chapel into Muslim prayer room
THOUSANDS of people have signed a petition against plans to close a Christian chapel and turn it into a Muslim prayer room.
The proposal by bosses at North Manchester General Hospital has caused a furious reaction.
Father Ged Murphy, of St Patrick’s and St Malachy’s parish in Collyhurst, started the petition and it had 1,000 signatures within 26 hours.
His action was prompted by a letter issued to parishes by the Catholic chaplaincy team at the hospital.
The letter from Rev Ray Matus warned: “We write to inform you of a proposal by the Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Team at North Manchester General Hospital to close the Roman Catholic Chapel of St Raphael in order to convert it into a Muslim prayer room.
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