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ABSTRACTSomalia bans Christmas : News Headlines - Catholic Culture Subscribe Log in CatholicCulture Advanced Search News Commentary Liturgical Year Resource Center About Donate Shop Latest Headlines Most Important Most Popular This Week This Month Archives About CWN On the Culture On the News In Depth Analysis The City Gates Insights Reviews On the Good Most Popular Archives Today Blog December Calendar December Overview Christmas Overview Prayers Activities Recipes Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Mission Leadership History Donor Information Boosters Rogues' Gallery Help/FAQ Advertise Contact Just $11,132 to go to meet our entire 2013 budget!   Please join our Fall Campaign . Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org Somalia bans Christmas CWN - December 26, 2013 Free eBook: Liturgical Year 2013-2014, Vol. 1 For the first time since 1991, Somalia’s ministry of justice and religious affairs announced that any celebration of Christmas in the Sunni Muslim nation would be banned. The director general of the ministry said that “all security and law enforcement agencies had been instructed to counter any such celebrations,” the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation reported. Located in the Horn of Africa, the Sunni Muslim nation of 10 million has one parish, three priests, four sisters, and 100 Catholics, according to Vatican statistics. Additional sources for this story Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window. Somali govt bans Christmas celebrations (KBC) An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus: Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation . Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you! Our Fall Campaign Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($11,132 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds): $150,000.00 $138,868.02 7% 93% Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in. All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you ar.......