New York City, N.Y., Dec 4, 2017 / 20:01 pm
A UN panel met last week to discuss the aftermath of the Islamic State's occupation in Iraq's Nineveh Plain, saying that the region's future depends upon the preservation of the practices of pluralism and diversity.
"During ISIS' occupation of Nineveh, even as it sought to eliminate the religious minorities completely, many from the majority population were also victimized as their rights evaporated," stated Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus at the event.
"Without minorities, rights often vanish for everyone," Anderson continued, according to a press release.
The panel was hosted in a joint effort by the Holy See's Mission to the United Nations and the Knights of Columbus, as well as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).