Saturday 26. September 2020
Religious Freedom

COMECE supports an ambitious and coherent human rights’ policy based on the transcendent dignity of every human being. While embracing the vision that the fundamental and inalienable right to religious freedom is the cornerstone of all human rights, it supports the view that EU decision-makers and officers should pay special attention to this fundamental right, in particular in its external relations. To promote religious freedom and more generally, peace, justice and liberty, COMECE is also involved in ecumenical, intercultural and interreligious dialogues.

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16. July 2020

COMECE regrets decision over Hagia Sophia, “a blow to interreligious dialogue”

Webnews, 16/07/2020

“Converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque distances Turkey from Europe and it is a blow to the Orthodox Church and to interreligious dialogue”, stated Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, on Friday 10 July 2020 commenting the decision of Turkey’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, to allow the change in status of World Heritage Monument Hagia Sophia from a museum to a Muslim temple.

02. July 2020

The President of COMECE expresses solidarity to the Christian communities in Nigeria

Webnews, 02/07/2020

In a recent letter sent to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, expressed his solidarity to the Christian communities in the African country, who are “living a situation of continuous attacks by terrorists, insurgents and militias, that in some cases reaches levels of genuine criminal persecution”.

19. May 2020

COMECE calls the international community to stop the persecution of Christians in Nigeria

Webnews, 19/05/2020

In the context of the growing persecution against Christian communities in Nigeria, COMECE calls the EU, its Member States, as well as the entire international community, to increase their efforts in order to stop the violence in the African country, bring the criminals to justice, support the victims and promote dialogue and peace.

Contact person:

José-Luis Bazán

Legal advisor for Migration and Asylum and Religious Freedom Secretary of the COMECE Working...
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