The president of the Middle East Center for Strategic Studies, Anwatr al Oshqi, has reported that Saudi Arabia’s royal family has decided against building a Catholic church in the kingdom…
While it was not an official response to that request, Al Oshqi’s report carries considerable weight because it was made during a broadcast on the Al Arabiya news channel, which is owned by the Saudi royal family.
Such has been the whining about the “provocation” inherent in welcoming a prominent critic of Islam to the flock that the Vatican was compelled to respond today with a front-page editorial in its paper. Too little, too late. That’s what you get for respecting freedom of conscience.
Exit question: Recognize the name “Anwar al Oshqi,” incidentally? Sure you do.