Posts Tagged ‘Kuwait’

Vicariate moving from Kuwait to Bahrain, citing accessibility

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

Kuwait passes law requiring death penalty for blasphemy

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Legislators in Kuwait have taken a step further towards restricting Christian rights by voting to make blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad a capital offence. The legal amendment, which still requires final approval by Kuwait’s ruling emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabaher, was passed overwhelmingly last week in the 50-seat National Assembly. The vote followed the arrest Read more