Sunday 26. September 2021

Religious persecution: a serious ground for granting asylum

European Court of Justice

When the public expression of religion entails serious risk to life, integrity or freedom of a person, the victim is entitled to obtain asylum in the EU, the ECJ Advocate General proposes.

Christians in the Arab World: One year after the Arab Spring

European Union

On Wednesday 9 May, the EPP and ECR political Groups of the European Parliament co-organised together with COMECE a half-day Seminar on Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Dynamics of Conflict in Nigeria

EU External Action Service

For Nigerian Christians, last Christmas and the days that followed have been a nightmare. Christian communities have become the sole target of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists group.

The future of Christians in the Middle East

Piotr Mazurkiewicz

On 18 and 19 November 2011, a group of MEPs from different European Parliament party groups organised the first top-level parliamentary conference on the theme “The future of Christians in the Middle East”.

What role can the EU play in Iraq ?

European External Action Service

Jana Hybášková is a Czech politician and diplomat, having served since 2011 as the Ambassador of the European Union in Iraq. From 2004 to 2009, she was a Member of the European Parliament for the European People's Party.

How to tackle hate incidents and crimes against Christians?


The Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the relevant Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) have organised an event in order to reflect on the phenomenon of hate incidents and crimes against Christians.


Frank Turner SJ

The EU in the face of Turmoil in North Africa

The wave of change in North Africa is exhilarating in its expression of the desire

External Policy


COMECE Bishops see in the Arab Spring a clear sign of hope

The COMECE Bishops dedicated their Spring Plenary Session to

Fundamental rights

European Court of Human Rights

The final word on the Lautsi case: the European Court of Human Rights opts for reasonableness

The so-called ‘Lautsi case’ has been one

Religious freedom

European Council

Persecution of Christians finally given the attention it deserves


Piotr Mazurkiewicz

Religious freedom – a condition for peace

This year, Pope Benedict XVI devoted his Message for the World Day of Peace to the question of religious freedom.


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