Bill would ban construction of new churches in Kuwait
February 27, 2012
Stating that “Kuwait already has an excessive number of churches compared to the country’s Christian minority,” a member of parliament has called for a ban on the construction of new churches in the Middle Eastern nation. A group of legislators is also calling for a constitutional amendment that would make Sharia the basis of the legal system.
85% of the nation’s 2.6 million people are Muslim; 12%--most of them foreign workers--are Catholic. Fifteen priests in three parishes minister to the nation’s 300,000 Catholics.
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