» 11/08/2004, 00.00
New Ordinance on Religions does not provide freedom, says the Archbishop of Huê
Archbishop Nguyên Nhu Thê says: "we still remain within a framework of asking for permission." "Pray for our Church," he adds. "The government wants to control religious sentiment," expelled missioner says.
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Catholic church set on fire near Colombo
Buddhist extremists are suspected. "They might destroy the building, but not our faith", said the parish priest. Faithful will still celebrate Christmas in nearby grotto.
New law to stifle religious freedom
Former Indonesian President defends a Catholic church
Former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid (aka Gus Dur) is a moderate Muslim leader who says that religious freedom must be guaranteed for Catholics or he will take their case to court. Some 500 attacks have been reported in the country in the last 14 years.
More then 300 tribal forced to reconvert to Hinduism
Christians are blackmailed and forced to renounce their faith, Mgr Bilung, Bishop of Rourkela (Orissa) says.
Martyred Priest revered by Christians and non-Christians alike
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