The European Parliament has gone on record condemning violence against Christians in several countries. In a resolution passed on Thursday, Oct. 10, the parliament:

Condemned militant attacks on Christians in Syria, and called for protection of monasteries and humanitarian support for nuns and orphans;

Condemned the Sept. 22 bombing attack on All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, which killed more than 80 people; and urged Pakistan to dismantle its anti-blasphemy laws, which the parliament said “can be misused against people of all faiths”;

Called on Iran to release American pastor Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in 2012 on charges that his previous work to establish Christian churches threatened Iran’s national security.