Posted by: becketfund | February 20, 2008

Algeria: French Priest Sentenced for Praying with Migrants

ALGIERS – Father Pierre Wallez, a Catholic priest from France, was convicted of illegally “conducting religious activity” and sentenced last week in violation of a 2006 decree which regulates the religious activity of non-Muslim minorities in Algeria, AsiaNews reported on February 20. Father Wallez’s conviction was based upon a December 2007 meeting in which he prayed with Cameroonian Christian migrants, though he did not celebrate mass for them.

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