Poland's Common Council of Catholics and Muslims have condemned hate speech in a joint declaration as part of the 16th Day of Islam in the Catholic Church.

"There have been attacks in our country recently on both Muslim places of worship and on people with darker skin colour [than ethnic Poles], and negative comments about Muslims have been made in reference to the debate on refugees," the declaration noted.

"Such negative phenomena violate the principles of good neighbourly relations, create an atmosphere of distrust, and likewise violate the right to religious freedom in Poland.

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