Holy See and Benin sign landmark accord

The Holy See and the West African state of Benin have signed a legal accord on relations between the two. It gives guarantees to the Church to carry out its mission in Benin; in particular, “it recognises the juridical status of the Catholic Church and its institutions”.

Christian evangelising is banned in Nepal

A new law in Nepal will prohibit Christians from evangelising. Chris­tians, a tiny minority in the largely Hindu country, may not “jeopardise others’ religion.”

Spanish church could be fined for noise

The town council of Ostoles, near Madrid, has threatened a church with a £14,000 fine because its bells break noise regulations.

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