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Algerian prelate speaks of ministry in a Muslim state

Catholic World News - November 28, 2011

Algeria’s leading prelate discusses at length the challenges of ministering in an overwhelmingly Muslim state where conversion is punished by fine or imprisonment. Only 4,000 of the nation’s 34.8 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.

“The Church is alive, it is present and doing its best for the well-being of its faithful and the country,” said Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader of Algiers. “Our first mission is to be there, to live our faith, and to be faithful to our religion and to respect the other faiths despite our differences. The Church believes--and I believe--that religious freedom is a human right.”

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