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Christians under attack: EPP Group press conference on initiatives in defence of Christian populations. Joseph Daul MEP and Mario Mauro MEP


10 Jan 2011


Global Europe

"EPP Group's initiatives in defence of Christian populations"

Tuesday 11 January 2011
11.00-11.30 hrs - Room PHS 0A50
European Parliament , Brussels

Following the recent attacks of Coptic Christians in Egypt, as well as other attacks in recent months in other countries, it is important to hear some direct testimonies, but also to present the concrete actions that the EPP Group intends to take to protect religious freedom throughout the world.

Participants at the conference will include:

Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament

Mario Mauro MEP, Head of the PDL Delegation of the EPP Group; OSCE Representative against racism, xenophobia and discrimination, especially against Christians

Ashraf Ramelah, President of "Voice of the Copts", Egypt

Bishop Porfyrios of Neapolis, Church of Cyprus

Suletman Gultekin, European Syriac Union

Father Piotr Mazurkiewicz, COMECE

For further information:
Joseph DAUL MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, Tel: +32-2-2845525
Mario MAURO MEP, Tel: +32-2-2845387
Antoine Ripoll, Chairman's Spokesman, Tel: +32-475-856290
Francesco Frapiccini, EPP Group Press & Communications Service

Tel: +32-473-941652