Monday, November 10, 2014
It's not my problem. . .
Since Russia assumed control of Crimea, authorities have enforced Russian laws that require religious communities to register for formal approval. To date, Forum 18 has found, no religious communities in the region have been registered.
Because only formally registered communities are allowed to have ministers from other countries, Catholic priests and religious from neighboring countries will be required to leave. When questioned by Forum 18 about the difficulties these rules would cause for Catholic (and other) communities in Crimea, a Russian immigration official replied: “I don’t know. It’s not my problem.”
Ah, another sign of the winsome and welcome nature of Putin and Putin's Russia! But of course it is not really religious persecution since the targets are Christians and the world has turned a blind eye to persecution or discrimination aimed at Christians! It may not be the problem of the Russian immigration official quoted but it is most certainly a problem and our problem!