A Christian priest has gone against the status quo during a trip to Saudi Arabia, openly wearing a cross around his neck. Saudi Arabia bases all its laws on a strict interpretation of Sharia Islamic law. It is an incredibly oppressive place to live as a Christian. Items not belonging to the religion of Islam are strictly prohibited. This includes Bibles, crucifixes, statues, carvings, items with religious symbols, and others.
Bishop Boulos Matar is part of a delegation accompanying Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic Patriarch Beshara