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EU resolution to downplay concern for persecution of Christians?

Catholic World News - January 31, 2011

As a response to an appeal to defend persecuted Christians, which was overwhelmingly approved by the Council of Europe, foreign ministers of the European Union are said to be preparing on a document that would endorse religious freedom but would not include the word “Christians.”

The resolution approved by the Council of Europe came in reaction to massacres of Christians in Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, and Pakistan. But the title of the document to be approved in Brussels reads: "Conclusions on intolerance, discrimination and violence based on religion or belief," according to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

The proposed resolution is at odds with the views expressed by the newly appointed representative of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, the Italian sociologist Massimo Introvigne. During confirmation hearings on January 25, Introvigne called for a day on which Europe would recognize the Christian martyrs of our time.

"There is no sufficient awareness of the intolerance and persecution against Christians”, Introvigne said. “Three-quarters of cases of religious persecution around the world are about Christians, but few know it.”

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