There are no known mosques in Venice. But according to local newspapers, a parish Church turns into a mosque every Friday for the Muslims to pray. In the parish of Our Lady of Assumption of Ponzano near Venice, the pastor of the parish, Don Aldo Danieli, 69, two years ago decided to open the doors of the church to Muslim immigrants and keep a portion of his own house including a kitchen and some additional space for their use. On Fridays an average of 200 Muslims offer prayers here. But in the month of Ramadan, the number goes up to 1000-1200 people.