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  • Crackdowns on Islamic radicalism can boomerang on the Church

    Crackdowns on Islamic radicalism can boomerang on the Church

    Motivated by a desire to prevent radicals from taking control of the country’s mosques, Denmark is pondering a requirement that all recognized religious denominations must be governed by a democratically elected board. That provision could lead to the Catholic Church being de-recognized and losing important tax and immigration privileges.

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  • Bishop says secular Danes like Francis enough to ‘forgive him’ for being Catholic

    Bishop says secular Danes like Francis enough to ‘forgive him’ for being Catholic

    Denmark, like other Nordic countries, is considered to be one of the most thoroughly secular cultures on earth, which means that traditional Catholic teaching on issues such as abortion, women priests and gay marriage often generates reactions ranging from incomprehension to hostility. Such is Pope Francis’s popularity, however, that Bishop Czeslaw Kozon says most Danes “forgive him” for upholding those positions.

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