Posts Tagged ‘Iceland’

Iceland’s circumcision ban bill draws religious protest Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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:Why church hymns are best sung in barsYoung Catholics, Latter-day Saints to Meet ParliamentariansReligious Read more