“In case someone wants to convert, he or she must notify the designated government officer who, after conducting a probe, would have to permit the conversion. Failing that, the conversion would be considered a crime.”
In 42 countries renouncing or changing one’s religion can lead to severe legal and social consequences, ranging from ostracism within the family to even the death penalty.
“On a daily basis, we strive not only to be priests, but also activists, psychologists, spiritual directors, first aiders, suppliers and distributors of foodstuffs, Caritas volunteers and diocesan volunteers.”
“The Sahel region has become a safe haven for groups including Boko Haram that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.”
“They were given the choice between death and conversion to Islam. They were given Muslim names to cement their identity.
“We are very grateful to the Holy Father for his ongoing support, for his prayers and solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.”
“In the marketplace and in restaurants, separate plates, glasses and cups are reserved for ethnic indigenous peoples; Muslims and Hindus won’t use the same utensils as we do.”