After years of banning Churches and harassing Christians, a report says that the Saudi Government just made an agreement with the Vatican to allow for Catholic Churches to LEGALLY exist in the Kingdom:
Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christian citizens, according to Egyptian news media reports.
Online newspaper Egypt Independent on Wednesday said the agreement was signed during a visit by Jean-Louis Tauran, the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican, during his visit to the Kingdom in April.
Al Jazeera could not independently verify the contents of the purported agreement.
In an interview with Vatican News, Tauran confirmed a declaration had been signed which paved the way for further dialogue, but did not mention of the future building of churches in Saudi Arabia.
Tauran met high-level officials including King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on his visit.
“During my meetings, I insisted very much on this point, that Christians and non-Muslims are spoken of well in schools and that they are never considered second-class citizens,” Tauran told Vatican Radio after his return.
Saudi Arabia currently bans the practice of faiths other than Islam. (source)
The real test is, of course, will churches actually be constructed in the Kingdom?
That remains to be seen. At this point, it is time to watch and see if Saudi Arabia, who is panicking because she knows that her goose is cooked and Erdogan is waiting to chow down, will follow through on her statements.