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European Church leaders protest Saudi fatwa for destruction of churches

CWN - March 26, 2012

Church leaders in Europe have decried the announcement by Saudi Arabia’s top Islamic leader for the destruction of all Christian churches on the Arabian peninsula.

Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Shaikh issued a fatwa for the destruction of churches last week. The Catholic bishops of Germany and Austria responded with statements condemning that fatwa as a direct assault on religious freedom. The Russian Orthodox Church also issued a statement denouncing the Saudi leader’s inflammatory order.

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  • Posted by: mamato085337 - Mar. 27, 2012 7:25 AM ET USA

    Wonder when Obama will speak out against it

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