His Holiness Participates in a Panel Discussion about Persecution of Christians

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in a panel discussion in the “International Consultation on Christian Persecution” conference in Hungary.

The panel was entitled “International Guarantees as Potential Means and the Foreign Policy of the EU with regards to the Fight against Persecution of Christians”, and was moderated by Mr. Marc Fromager, Director of ACN France.

Mr. Ján Figel’, EU Special Envoy, and Mr. Kent Hill, Executive DC Director of Religious Freedom Institute in Washington, also participated in the panel.

In his word, Holiness spoke about the importance of legislation against crimes like genocide and terrorism. He said that legislation is not enough, and that what’s needed is action. He also emphasized the importance of reinforcing laws that prevent and punish genocides.

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