On December 1, Astoria Catholic pastors and Muslim leaders met for an evening of friendly dialogue at Immaculate Conception rectory in Astoria. The purpose was to learn more about each other's religious traditions and build relationships between the religious leaders. It was agreed to meet every few months in order to... build upon this positive experience. Those in attendance included: Dr. Ibrahim Elterkawy, Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese (Immaculate Conception), Hatem Gawaly, Prof. Abu Asad Haque, Ahmed Jamil, Rev. William Krlis (Most Precious Blood), Msgr Sean Ogle (Mount Carmel), and Mahbubur Rahman.