Russian Church hopes govts of Persian Gulf countries will not back idea of church destruction

Moscow, March 20, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has expressed concerns about the statement made by Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, who has called for all churches in the Persian Gulf countries to be destroyed. "This statement is alarming because the Persian Gulf countries are populated not only by numerous Muslims, but ...

Christians angry as Saudi Grand Mufti calls for churches to be destroyed

Egypt's Copts at a service.

Joseph Mayton 16/3/2012 Christians across the Middle East are expressing anger and frustration after the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia said it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” In Cairo and Beirut, the anger was loudest, but also through their calls were gestures of tolerance. “I mean from a regular, end of the street ...