Europe’s bishops prod UN Security Council on Iraq
August 19, 2014
In a joint letter to the United Nations Security Council, the president of each European nation’s episcopal conference deplored the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq.
“Let us hope that the Security Council of the United Nations, whose purpose is to ensure international peace and security and to promote human rights, may be unwavering in its determination to reach this goal,” the bishops wrote. “We ask you, therefore, to act with the necessary urgency for these, and all victims of war and violence, that are suffering and awaiting the solidarity of the world.”
- The European bishops to the United Nations: stop the cycle of violence in Iraq (CCEE)
- Full text of letter (CCEE)