European bishops urge UN to protect Christians, other religious minorities
Catholic World News - November 07, 2013
In a recent statement, the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) joined the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in calling upon the United Nations to “adopt a Resolution for the Protection of Religious Minorities.”
Concerned about “persecutions of Christian minorities and other religious groups,” the CCEE stated that “we condemn all acts or threats of violence, destruction, damage or endangerment, directed against religious minorities, including the destruction of places of worship and sacred religious texts of any kind.”
“We call upon all states to prevent acts or threats of violence, and invite relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to contribute to those efforts by developing appropriate initiatives to advance mutual respect and recognition of religious minorities,” the statement continued.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our June expenses ($11,734 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!