$32,082 to go to meet our Challenge Grant, by December 1st. Your gift now will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Sweden rejects asylum claims by Iraqi Christians

Catholic World News - December 20, 2010

The government of Sweden has refused to accept a request for asylum from 5 Iraqi Christians who said that they faced persecution in their native land.

The 5 Christians were returned to Iraq—at a time when thousands of other Christians are fleeing the country to escape a campaign of violence. UN officials have criticized the Swedish decision.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($116,371 to go):
$150,000.00 $33,628.98
78% 22%
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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Dec. 21, 2010 8:20 AM ET USA

    A dark day for Sweden, a historically Christian country. In WWII, they allowed persecuted Jews to seek asylum there. But I guess in today's PC dystopia, persecuted Christians are non-persons.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Putting Our Best Foot Forward 2 hours ago
Contentious Spirits, Beware! 24 hours ago
And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs October 29
How not to be persuasive October 29
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6