Saudi Arabia Deports Christians Over Prayer Service

Saudi Arabia has deported 27 Christians for having a service in their home to mark the festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

The deportation was carried out because the Christians' prayers were "unIslamic," according to EWTN.

The women, some of whom had children with them, argued unsuccessfully that because the Koran esteems Mary, their prayers should not be seen as insulting.

In 2006, the Saudi government pledged to stop interfering with private worship of non-Muslims.

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