Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Philippine government orders Muslim teachers to remove veils

Catholic World News - July 23, 2013

The Philippines’ education secretary has directed the nation’s Muslim teachers to remove their veils in the classroom.

Removing the veil permits “proper identification of the teachers by their pupils, thus promoting better teacher-pupil relationship,” according to the directive.

Agence France-Presse reported that Muslim students will still be permitted to wear their veils in the classroom.

The nation of 104 million is 81% Catholic and 5% Muslim.

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 July expenses ($8,498 to go):
$35,000.00 $26,502.43
24% 76%
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

Church Fathers: St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Part II 13 hours ago
Suffering Christians July 28
New York Times propaganda piece on fetal-tissue sales July 28
God the Designer: Yes or No? July 28
Monday-morning musings July 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days