WHAT A FACADE? THE WICKED ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS(WAHHABIS) RULING SAUDI ARABIA WANT TO
DISPLAY A NEW TOLERANT IMAGE TO THE WORLD. THE VATICAN & THE SAUDIS MAY SIGN AGREEMENT TO BUILD CHURCHES ACROSS THE SUNNI ARAB KINGDOM. This is a PR stunt in order to change their unflattering image!!
There is no Saudi Christian population , only few Christians foreign workers who are treated as slaves, their employers might not allow them time to go to church.
#SaudiArabia want us to think they will no longer be the only Gulf state with no public Christian places of worship, after an agreement was signed between local #Wahhabi leaders and a #Vatican cardinal to establish a cooperative relationship.
“This is the beginning of a rapprochement… It is a sign that the Saudi authorities are now ready to give a new image to the country,” one of the most senior #Catholic officials, President of the #PontificalCouncil for Inter-religious Dialogue Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, told the Vatican News website after returning from Riyadh.
SAUDI ARABIA HAS A REPUTATION AS ONE OF THE MOST RELIGIOUSLY INTOLERANT REGIMES IN THE WORLD. Non-Muslims are punished for any displays of their religion outside of their homes, while any #Muslim who decides to convert to another faith is subject to a death sentence for apostasy. #Islamic religious law is imposed uniformly on all those resident in the oil-rich state, regardless of beliefs, while a dedicated religious police oversees compliance.
Nonetheless, there has been an influx of migrant workers to the kingdom in the past decades, and more than 1.5 million Christians are thought to be in the country, mostly from the Philippines.
Attempts to negotiate a more visible status for #Christianity by the Vatican date back years and, in 2008, it also announced a potentially “historic” agreement to construct the first modern-day church, a plan that was eventually shelved.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Since the publication of this article, it was reported that the Vatican had dismissed as “false” news that the agreement included the construction of churches in Saudi Arabia. We have requested clarification on the matter from the Vatican.