Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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."

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 August expenses ($33,204 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,795.95
95% 5%
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

Another Month Closer to God July 31
Links to the past July 30
Fetal tissues and vaccinations; are you part of the problem? July 30
The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy July 30
Vatican delegations ought to avoid the rhetoric of the world. July 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days