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Pope presses head of European Parliament on religious freedom

February 28, 2011

Meeting on February 28 with the president of the European Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI underlined the importance of “promoting religious freedom and the protection of Christian minorities in the world.”

The Pope’s message to Jerzey Buzek echoed a theme that has been raised by a number of Church leaders in recent weeks. The European Union, faced with a resolution that forthrightly condemned the persecution of Christians, opted for a more general statement calling for respect for all faiths.


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