European Church leaders protest Saudi fatwa for destruction of churches
Catholic World News - 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.
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 August expenses ($33,204 to go):
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!