EU Leader Urges Arab Governments to Allow Churches
The EU is pushing Arab countries to allow Christian Churches to be built.
In one Arab country they went a step further…
Iraq today announced that Christmas is an official holiday.
Residents greet each other after Christmas mass at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Baghdad December 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Thaier al- Sudani)
The EU Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering called on Arab governments to allow Christian Churches to be built in their countries.
The Middle East Times reported:
EU Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering called on Arab governments on Tuesday to allow Christian churches to be built in their countries in the same way that mosques can be built in Europe.
In Saudi Arabia, at the end of a tour of Gulf countries to boost cooperation between the two regions, Poettering said Arab governments need to be more tolerant of other religions.
“It is vital that we get a better understanding of the Islamic culture,” he said.
“But it’s a two-way road. We ask for tolerance for Christians … in the Arab world. It’s mutual.”
Iraqi Christians today celebrated Christmas mass without fear.