The Vatican denies agreeing deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christians living in the Muslim country

The Vatican denies agreeing deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christians living in the Muslim country

  • Middle Eastern media reported a deal between Saudi Arabia and the Vatican
  • But the Vatican said the report of an agreement to build churches was ‘false’ 
  • Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has visited Saudi Arabia and met the royals this year 

[The “deal” was also reported in some Western media – not only secular but also Christian and Catholic, including Church Militant’s Headlines! – AQ Tom]

Reports in Middle Eastern media claimed a historic agreement had been made with Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (pictured), but the Vatican has denied the report

The Vatican has denied making a deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country.

Reports in Middle Eastern media claimed a historic agreement had been made between Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa of the Muslim World League.

But a spokesperson for the Vatican said the report was ‘false’.

The reports of the supposed agreement to build churches emerged in Egypt Independent.    

The cardinal has visited Saudi Arabia this year and met the royal family, urging the Muslim country to treat its citizens equally.

Saudi Arabia’s anti-extremism Etidal centre hosted Cardinal Tauran as the crown prince pushes for inter-religious exchange in the ultra-conservative Sunni kingdom.

There are no Christian churches in Saudi Arabia, the only country in the region without one.

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