Fear of Islam in Switzerland

Fear – Under the new controversial law anyone covering their face with a veil will be fined up to 10 thousand dollars.

The Swiss canton of Ticino has imposed a ban on burkas – a full body cloak worn by some Muslim women.

The businessman and political activist from Paris established a one million dollar fund to help women pay the fines imposed against them by the law.

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Secularism growing and produces new challenges

The land of St. John Paul II continues to be strongly Catholic, but signs of decline suggest that a boost from Pope Francis’ visit later this month will be welcome.

When Pope Francis travels to Poland to celebrate World Youth Day and visit the shrine at Jasna Góra, he will encounter one of the world’s most intact and vibrant Catholic cultures, up there with Mexico, the Philippines, Croatia, and Malta.

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