COMECE calls on EU to do more to help persecuted Christians
The European Union Council on Monday issued a statement denouncing intolerance, discrimination
and violence on the basis of religion or belief, which specifically condemned acts
of violence against Christians and their places of worship.
of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) issued a statement saying
it now believes that the Council of Ministers should translate these words into concrete
action in order to guarantee that Christian and other religious minorities all over
the world can enjoy the much needed fundamental rights and freedoms, including freedom
of religion, that they are currently deprived of.
COMECE suggested Baroness
Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, could
make provision in the new European External Action Service to have a permanent institutional
approach to protect freedom of conscience and religion around the world.
to the full interview by Charles Collins with COMECE spokesperson Johanna Touzel: