Patriarch Bartholomew, more ‘freedom’ to Christians in Islamic countries

“The situation of Christians in some Muslim countries is in need of major improvements to allow more freedoms ‘and chances’ similar to those that Muslims enjoy in Christian countries” said Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who is now visiting Milan during the seventeenth anniversary of the Edict of Constantine. In the keynote address delivered with the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola, both focused on the need “to aim for peace between Islam and Christianity,” abandoning the agonizing wounds of the past.