Poche - I did not read the article. But, I heard about this news about a week ago. And, no there will be no identifiable parallel done to catholics, unless the catholics are not acting catholic. This is simply another measure that russia uses to counter the west(jehovas witness is a "bronx" creation, and headquartered in the bronx). If trump wants to bomb syria, then russia will say, if you must, but we will in turn torture the homosexuals so on and so forth(which happened in one of the muslim communities in russia or in the east under russian control immediately after that syria bombing). And, trump will say to putin, okay, torture them. So, I assume this is just a measure of that sort. And, trump says, I am a Presbyterian.