Religious Leaders and Experts Meet Stoiber to Discuss the Protection of Religious Symbols and Beliefs

Religious beliefs and symbols must be better protected in the future, according to Edmund Stoiber, the minister-president of Bavaria. He invited Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives, constitutional experts and journalists to the Chancellery to discuss the subject. “We need a balance between the freedom of opinion and the effective protection of religious sentiments from injury”, Stoiber said. He hopes to incorporate the effective protection of religious beliefs and symbols in the German penal code.