Bush Makes Jan. 16 'Religious Freedom Day'

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President Bush is declared January 16 "Religious Freedom Day."

Click on the video player for the Newswatch segment.

The proclamation was released by the White House while the president was visiting Saudi Arabia, a country which has historically cracked on on Christians.

In recent years, the book Operation World listed Saudi Arabia as the nation with the worst religious persecution on the planet.

The president is touring through the Middle East this week, promoting peace and democracy.

His proclamation states, "religious freedom belongs not to any one nation, but to the world, and my administration continues to support freedom of worship at home and abroad."

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