2 Feb 2017

Fears bill making Samoa a Christian state could give rise to intolerance

From , 4:04 pm on 2 February 2017

A bill declaring Samoa is a Christian nation has received almost unanimous support during its second reading in the country's parliament.

But critics are questioning whether it will threaten religious freedom and give rise to discrimination and intolerance.

Jo O'Brien reports.

Catholic Cathedral in Apia in Samoa. church, christian

Catholic Cathedral in Apia in Samoa Photo: RNZI/ Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia