European bishops urge UN to protect Christians, other religious minorities
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.