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Thursday, June 27, 2013

US Bishops commend President Obama for leadership in peace process

Below is an excerpt from  the letter of June 25, 2013, signed by

Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 


Most Reverend Richard E. Pates
Bishop of Des Moines
Committee on International
Justice and Peace
to President Barack Obama

...We write today to commend you for traveling to
the Holy Land in March, and for charging Secretary
of State John Kerry with the urgent task of bringing th
e parties to the negotiating ta
ble. We are aware of his
tireless efforts, affirm the vision of
a two-state solution, and promise our
support for this U.S. initiative for
We know that many consider the conf
lict intractable, but we believe th
at peace is possible. We share
the Easter prayer of Pope Francis: “Peace for the
Middle East, and particular
ly between Israelis and
Palestinians, who struggle to find the
road of agreement, that they ma
y willingly and courageously resume
negotiations to end a conflict that has
lasted all too long.” We urge pers
istent U.S. leadership and promise
our untiring support and encouragement. 

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