- May 9, 2021
U.S. Religious Freedom commissioner Nadine Maenza hopes that Pope Francis’s presence in Iraq can “shine a light” on the situation for the whole world.
“You are not alone,” this is the message that the religious freedom commission issued on Thursday to all those who have been imprisoned or harmed around the world for their religious beliefs. Members stated that a “prisoners of conscience” list is being created, aimed to advocate for the release of prisoners and most importantly to alert public opinion.
Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution, destruction of homes and places of worship according to two new reports by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “It’s time for Burma to defend religious freedom,” Chairman Father Thomas Reese said.