Catholic college won’t let Muslim students wear hijab

A Catholic college in the southern Philippines is refusing to allow its female Muslim students to wear a hijab veil.

The school, run by the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, said: “Our origin is Roman Catholic and we cannot deviate from that origin. It is true we cater to students of different religions, but before they are officially enrolled, during interviews of student applicant, rules and regulations are explained to them particularly the non-wearing of the hijab or veil.”

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