Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Iranian bishop exhorts Christians of West to use freedom for the good

Catholic World News - April 03, 2012

A bishop in Iran, where missionary activity and conversion are punishable by death, is exhorting Christians of the West to “be aware of the value of the freedom that you enjoy.”

Urging Western Christians not to be “slaves of a culture that seeks to drive God out of people’s hearts” but instead to “ propagate respect for human life,” Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Ramzi Garzou of Teheran said that Iranian Christians’ vitality “does not depend on their numbers but on the quality of their faith and their living witness.”

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 October expenses ($35,000 to go):
$35,000.00 $0.00
100% 0%
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
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

On Bishops and Jesuits, Saints and Angels 11 hours ago
Bishop Finn in Kansas City: Not quite up to date? 13 hours ago
Oh, that sort of misconduct [UPDATED] September 29
Don’t worry about terrorism; worry about workplace violence? September 29
Doing Great Things for Christ September 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - 24 hours ago