Catholic Church in France Rejects Ban on Full-Face VeilsFebruary 2, 2010 # 1:06 am # Human Rights, International Law, International Organizations # One Comment
The Catholic Church warned the government on Monday against banning full-face Muslim veils, saying France must respect the rights of its Muslims if it wanted Muslim countries to do the same for their Christian minorities. A parliamentary commission has urged the National Assembly to pass a resolution condemning full veils and then ban them. “If we want Christian minorities in Muslim majority countries to enjoy all their rights, we should in our country respect the rights of all believers to practice their faith,” said Bishop Michel Santier, the top French Catholic official for interreligious dialogue.
I agree with Bishop Santier. Perhaps his comments will have an impact on the National Assembly.