The French State Secretary for European Affairs, M. Jean-Pierre Jouyet received the Church representatives in the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
One of the issues raised was the question of reciprocity in terms of religious freedom. One hundred participants, including MEPs and civil servants of the EU institutions, took part in the seminar and in the ensuing debate.
The Seminar dealt with the issue of religion's visibility in the European public space, and more specifically with the question of places of worship and religious symbols in clothing.
The Church and Religious leaders affirmed a shared responsibility with political leaders on the future of the planet.