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Ecumenical report highlights worldwide pressure on freedom of religion

PRESS freedom and religious freedom are interlinked like conjoined twins: one cannot exist without the other, a German Protestant bishop, the Rt Revd Petra Bosse-Huber, said in Berlin last month.

Bishop Bosse-Huber was speaking at a joint German Protestant-Roman Catholic press conference in Berlin to present an ecumenical report on the state of freedom of religion of Christians worldwide.

She told reporters: “There is a close connection between the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of conscience and religion. We again and again see that if press freedom or human rights are threatened, religious freedom is also threatened.”

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