Secretary Pompeo: Religious Freedom is a Universal Human Right

Pope Francis shakes hands with Amal Al Qubaisi, the President of the UAE Federal National Council, at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace, United Arab Emirates on Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Each year, the State Department releases its International Religious Freedom Report describing the state of religious freedom in countries around the world. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the passage of the Religious Freedom Act, which promotes religious freedom as an important U.S. foreign policy.