TITUSVILLE, FL — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement regarding the executive order on international religious freedom President Trump signed this week:
“Since taking office, President Trump has shown time and time again that he is committed to protecting and expanding the religious freedom every American is promised under the First Amendment, and that everyone in the world has because of his or her human dignity.
“With his executive order on international religious freedom, he continues to demonstrate his concern for people in any nation who are being persecuted, prosecuted or marginalized for their beliefs,” Father Pavone said.
Noting that the president last year hosted a Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom during the United Nations General Assembly, and partnered with international organizations to aid those suffering religious persecution, Father Pavone added: “Our president has looked at every place in our society – home and abroad – where religious liberty is threatened, and taken steps to protect it. This executive order demonstrates that even in the midst of a global health crisis, his commitment to people of faith remains strong.”