Posts Tagged ‘Iceland’

Iceland’s circumcision ban bill draws religious protest

Monday, March 12th, 2018

A proposal to ban circumcision in Iceland for non-medical reasons has drawn protest from Iceland’s Catholic bishop, Davíð Tencer. In common with other religious leaders in Iceland, Tencer is concerned the bill before Iceland’s parliament compromised the Icelandic Jewish and Muslim communities’ right to observe their religious practices. “Jesus Himself was circumcised, as were His Read more

Catholic population in Iceland doubles in 10 years

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The number of Catholics in Iceland has doubled in the last 10 years. According to L’Osservatore Romano, 11,000 Catholics in the north Atlantic nation are served by eight priests and 40 religious, many of whom are young. Continue reading   Related Posts:Vatican statistics show Catholic numbers have grown…Former Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges debt to…Pope asks Read more