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14 February 2012


302120_1.jpgEUROPE must be “more confident in its Christianity” and stop “suppressing” its heritage for fear of discriminating against minority religions, a Government minister will say today.

Leading a historic delegation to the Vatican to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Britain and the Holy See, Baroness Warsi, a Muslim, will warn against downgrading faith.

Writing in a newspaper ahead of the two-day visit she warned people were being denied the right to a religious identity in a way similar to how totalitarian regimes repressed religion.

She said: “My fear is that a militant secularisation is taking hold of our societies.

“We see it when signs of religion cannot be displayed or worn in government buildings; and where religion is sidelined, marginalised and downgraded in the public sphere. One of the most worrying aspects about this militant secularisation is that at its core and in its instincts it is deeply intolerant.”



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