The COMECE Secretariat welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of a Resolution condemning recent attacks on Christian communities in Egypt and Malaysia.
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 President of COMECE, Bishop Adrianus van Luyn, sent a letter to the Slovenian Presidency requesting that the issue of Iraqi refugees be put on the agenda.
The Bishops of COMECE call upon the EU and its Member States to agree as soon as possible on the admission of more Iraqi refugees in the next two years.