By John Smith •
Published: 19 Nov 2019 • 19:31
Representatives of the majority of faiths in Gibraltar
Credit: HM Government of Gibraltar
AS has often been remarked, Gibraltar has remarkably few problem considering the size of the population, the relatively small area in which they live and the number of different religions on the Rock.
Each year, the Mayor of Gibraltar (now John Gonçalves) hosts a meeting at City Hall to celebrate Interfaith Week so that representatives of the various faiths can meet together and discuss matters of interest to them.
The new mayor has suggested that this should become a more regular event and that by this, those of the younger generation would see and learn from the respect that each representative showed for the others.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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