The Christian community in the Persian Gulf is concerned about the future of religious freedom in that territory, after one of the most senior of Islam have defended the destruction of churches in the region.
According to the Papal Foundation Help the Church in Need (ACN), which provides assistance to communities around the Christian world, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi grand mufti, said that “it is necessary to destroy all the churches” of the Peninsula Arabic.
A statement in the wake of a law, passed by the Parliament of Kuwait, which prohibits the construction of new temples.
The Catholic organization says that the position of Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, for being “a leader with great influence on the Islamic people, is strongly disturb the Christian community in the Middle East”, currently composed of about 20 million people, 5.7 million of whom are Catholic.
The territory is part of the Arabian Peninsula nations like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar.