Will Bhutan allow Christian missionaries? Dissident is skeptical
Catholic World News - January 31, 2011
The government of Bhutan has announced that it is accepting the establishment of a Catholic mission in the country. But an exiled dissident warns that no formal recognition has been granted, and suggests that the government issued the statement purely for propaganda purposes. Tek Nath Rizal, who now lives in nearby Nepal, says that the proof of Bhutan’s intentions should be seen in the willingness to allow the entrance of missionary societies, such as the Indian missionary groups have indicated that they would like to evangelize in Bhutan. "If the authorities want to seriously recognize Christians,” he says, “access should be given to the international Christian missions."
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