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The Book of Signs (Science in the Quran)

Italian Ambassador convert to Islam

Rome's Envoy to Saudi Arabia Converts to Islam

 1. Rome's Envoy to Saudi Arabia Converts to Islam by Luke Baker, CNN, November 26 2001 CE ROME (Reuters) -- Italy's ambassador to Saudi Arabia has converted to Islam, the second time in seven years that an envoy of Rome to the land of Mecca has adopted its religion. Torquato Cardilli, a career diplomat from overwhelmingly Roman Catholic Italy, revealed his decision to Saudi newspapers Saturday, his 59th birthday.

 Italian diplomatic sources confirmed the announcement Monday. His official conversion was made on the eve of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Nov. 16 in Saudi Arabia. Cardilli himself could not be reached for comment but an employee at his embassy in Riyadh confirmed the reports.

 The Saudi embassy in Rome said it planned a statement later. An embassy spokeswoman said there was no record of any Saudi ambassador to Italy ever converting to Catholicism. Italy's Foreign Ministry had n…

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