Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Qatar's first Christian church sparks bitter debate
Agence France-Presse

DOHA -- A bitter debate has broken out in the tiny, oil-rich Gulf state of Qatar over construction of the Muslim country's first Christian church, set to open next month in time for Easter.

Critics have branded the concept as "repulsive" while supporters said building places of worship for other religions is a right guaranteed by Islam...

...For other Christians, construction of an Anglican church will begin in May, according to Qatar's Anglican priest Canon William Schwarz.


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