The Holy See has welcomed the dwindling support for a recent U.N. resolution on religious freedom which opponents warn could be used to oppress religious minorities in some Muslim-majority states.
Although the “defamation of religion” resolution, which is debated annually, narrowly passed the Human Rights Council March 25, the Holy See welcomed the fact that numbers supporting it fell from last year.
The resolution, which is non-binding, was carried by 20 member states to 17, with eight abstentions and two who were supposed to vote but left the room. Twenty-three states supported the same resolution last year.
“There has been a very interesting change,” Archbishop Silvano...READ MORE