Posts Tagged ‘Bahrain’

Silence over torture in Bahrain Comments 0

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Believe it or not but a funny thing happened at the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran last month. When the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, denounced the “oppressive” Syrian government, it didn’t go down so well with the pro-Assad Iranians. So, local journalists decided deliberately to mistranslate “Syria”, in Farsi, as “Bahrain”, prompting Read more

Plan for Catholic church makes waves in Bahrain Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The building of the largest Roman Catholic church in the Gulf was supposed to be a chance for the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain to showcase its traditions of religious tolerance in a conservative Muslim region where churches largely operate under heavy limitations. Instead, the planned church — intended to be the main center for Read more

Vicariate moving from Kuwait to Bahrain, citing accessibility Comments 0

Friday, August 24th, 2012

In an atmosphere of regional sectarian tensions, the headquarters of the Apostolic Vicar for Northern Arabia is being transferred from Kuwait to Bahrain, where the royal family has given land for the vicariate and a new church. The apostolic vicar, Bishop Camillo Ballin, said the move is being made because Bahrain is more central and Read more