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US State Department drops reports on religious freedom

Catholic World News - June 11, 2012

The US State Department has eliminated sections on religious freedom from its latest reports on human rights in the world’s nations.

The Country Reports on Human Rights, released May 24, did not contain the sections on religious freedom that have appeared in each previous annual edition. Instead the State Department referred readers to a previous year’s International Religious Freedom Report.

The latest Country Reports on Human Rights covered developments in 2011. An in-depth report on religious freedom, on a country-by-country basis, might have been particularly interesting because they could have covered the impact of the “Arab Spring” uprisings and their aftermath on the religious minorities of the countries involved.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 12, 2012 8:29 AM ET USA

    Anything that conflicts with Hillary's leftist agenda, especially the promotion of homosexual "rights", gets trashed with the approval of our "Gay Rights" President. Pray for a change in November!

  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Jun. 11, 2012 10:02 PM ET USA

    One wonders how the US faired against its own criteria.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 11, 2012 7:58 PM ET USA

    And they would have to say something, would they not, about the U.S. administration's attacks on Catholics?

  • Posted by: rpp - Jun. 11, 2012 5:50 PM ET USA

    Goodness knows they do not want to be forced to include the USA on the list of countries that infringe on religious liberty.

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