Freedom of religion is a fundamental right of each person, not a government grant, and has to be acknowledged even where we find an official national religion. It is unacceptable that over one million Christians in Saudi Arabia have no churches, and are not able to attend public or private worship. The Grand Mufti there has called for the destruction of all churches in the Arabian Peninsula.
Mutual tolerance and respect are demanded of us all. Aid and trade should be used to encourage states to protect freedom to worship and believe.
Monday, March 26, 2012
I love this man:
Cardinal Pell for Pope!