We must raise $518 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Italian foreign minister raps EU on ignoring persecution of Christians

Catholic World News - December 23, 2010

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has criticized the European Union for its failure to protest the persecution of Christians, especially in Iraq and other countries of the Middle East.

''Frankly, it is a little sad that Europe isn't reacting on this issue as it should,” Frattini said. He noted that Italy is presenting a resolution to the UN to condemn the persecution, and he hoped for EU backing.

Frattini used the same address to observe that the EU desk diary for 2011 highlights religious holidays for Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Sikhs, but omits Christmas—an error that he described as “indecent.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 March expenses ($518 to go):
$35,000.00 $34,481.96
1% 99%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Obregon - Dec. 23, 2010 7:03 PM ET USA

    The European Union and its cohorts could care less about the fate of Christians in Europe and anywhere else!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27
Our Most Characteristic Vice? March 27
Recognizing the Noonday Devil March 27
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13