We must raise $1,438 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Religious liberty under fire in Sri Lanka

Catholic World News - December 19, 2011

Recent days have seen the revival of a campaign to ban conversions in Sri Lanka, according to the Fides news agency. In addition, the government’s Ministry of Religious Affairs is ordering the closure of “non-authorized” evangelical Protestant churches and has decreed that the “construction or maintenance of places of worship must have prior approval of the ministry.”

The nation of 21.5 million is 7% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; almost all Christians there are Catholic. 69% of Sri Lankans are Buddhist, 8% are Muslim, and 7% are Hindu.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($1,438 to go):
$35,000.00 $33,561.96
4% 96%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis 14 hours ago
Our Most Characteristic Vice? 14 hours ago
Recognizing the Noonday Devil 15 hours ago
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? 18 hours ago
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women 20 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13