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Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 110360, tabled on 24 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress her Department has made on implementing the recommendations in the final report of the Bishop of Truro's Independent review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO support for persecuted Christians.

Answered on

1 February 2022

The UK is committed to defending freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) for all, and promoting respect between different religious and non-religious communities. Promoting the right to FoRB is one of the UK's longstanding human rights priorities.

The Bishop of Truro's review provided recommendations for an enhanced Government response to support members of all faiths, beliefs, and those of no religious belief. We have achieved 16 of the recommendations, and are making good progress on the remaining six.