» 04/10/2006, 00.00
Catholic priest arrested and expelled from Riyadh
He was caught unawares while celebrating mass in a private apartment. He was visiting Catholic Indians in the country. Like all other non-Muslims, pastoral care is denied them. There are around one million Catholics in Saudi Arabia.
22/06/2005 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh: an Indian missionary accused of proselytism is imprisoned
09/02/2005 US - VIETNAM - SAUDI ARABIA
US Commission calls for sanctions against Vietnam and Saudi Arabia for violating religious freedom
04/05/2006 USA SAUDI ARABIA
US Congress to take action against Saudi Arabia for violating religious freedom
China, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan and Vietnam are on US blacklist of severe religious freedom violators.
16/07/2008 SAUDI ARABIA - VATICAN
Inter-religious conference in Madrid wanted by Saudi King Abdallah
Card. Tauran attends. The meeting aims to highlight dialogue and collaboration between the religions in society, improving the image of Islam. Buddhists, Hindus and Shiites also present. Expectations for glimmers religious freedom in Saudi Arabia.
26/07/2010 SAUDI ARABIA
Islamic scholars: if the veil is banned, Muslim women may uncover their face
Leading Saudi experts have criticized the French government decision, which denies freedom of religion, but agree that Muslim women are "allowed" or "it is better to" show their face when required by the law of the host country .
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