Vatican Top Diplomat Calls for International Day Against Christianophobia

Archbishop Mamberti proposed the institution of an International Day against persecution and discrimination of Christians as "an important sign that governments are willing to deal with this serious issue" at an OSCE meeting in Vilnius.

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican's top diplomat, addressed the Eighteenth Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held on December 6-7 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He said: "The right to religious freedom, despite being repeatedly proclaimed by the international community, as well as in the constitutions of most States, continues to be widely violated today" ... "there may be more than two hundred million Christians, of different confessions, who are in difficulty because of legal and cultural structures that lead to their discrimination." Source: