Pope Seeks More Freedom for Catholics In Iran

October 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP


Thursday to let Catholics have the priests and churches they need to freely practice their faith in the country.

In comments to Iran's new ambassador to the Holy See, Benedict also urged Tehran to improve the situation of all Christian minorities so they are better integrated into society.

Human rights reports and Western governments say Christians in Iran, like other minorities including Jews and Zoroastrians, suffer arrests as well as discrimination by being kept out of some jobs. The United States has labeled Iran a country of particular concern for abuse of religious worshippers.