Nearly 70 percent of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, the brunt of which often falls on religious minorities.
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Specialized Institutions in Geneva, made this alarming observation during the 13th session of the Human Rights Council on March 12th.
His speech, a helpful and timely assessment of restrictions on religious freedom and what governments, including Western democracies, must do to protect religious minorities, is reproduced here in full (source: Fides):
Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent...READ MORE