Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Despite dangers, some Muslims in Lebanon embrace Christianity, bishop reports

Catholic World News - February 12, 2014

A Lebanese bishop has discussed the difficulties that arise when Muslims convert to Christianity, in an interview with the Catholic News Agency.

The bishop—whose identity was not disclosed—said that Muslims who embrace Christianity usually find it necessary to live abroad “because it’s not possible to be converted and to stay here.” Others, who are unable to leave the country, move to Christian enclaves for security.

Since Muslims who accept another faith face great hostility—and Islam prescribes a penalty of death for apostates—the process of conversion is clandestine in Lebanon, where Muslims compose a majority of the population, and statistics about adult baptisms are not made public. Yet despite the difficulties and dangers, he said that he is aware of many Muslims who have become Catholics.

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 ($21,925 to go):
$35,000.00 $13,074.95
63% 37%
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

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15