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Committee on International Justice & Peace

The committee assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in advancing the social mission of the Church on international justice and peace through policy development, advocacy, education, outreach, and acts of ecclesial solidarity. The committee advises the bishops on international public policy issues, especially integral human development, human rights, religious freedom, and peace.

This mandate includes the following areas of responsibility: International policy, advocacy, justice and peace concerns, solidarity with the Church in other countries, outreach to dioceses on international issues, and international dimensions of Catholic social teaching education.

Committee Members

Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio
Chairman, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA

Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, S.J.
Bishop of Oakland

Most Reverend Oscar Cantú
Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose

Most Reverend David J. Malloy
Bishop of Rockford

Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy
Bishop of San Diego

Most Reverend William F. Murphy
Bishop of Rockville Centre

Most Reverend Jaime Soto
Bishop of Sacramento

Most Reverend Michael W. Warfel
Bishop of Great Falls-Billings

Most Reverend Abdallah Elias Zaidan, M.L.M.
Bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon

Bishop Consultant

Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of Venice
Chairman, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development

Most Reverend Gregory J. Mansour
Bishop of St. Maron of Brooklyn
Chairman, Catholic Relief Services

Most Reverend Michael Mulvey
Bishop of Corpus Christi
Member, Subcommittee on the Church in Africa

Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez
Bishop of Austin
Chairman, Committee on Migration

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami

Lay Consultants

Ambassador William J. Burns
President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dr. Thomas F. Farr
Director of the Religious Freedom Project, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University

Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love
Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America

Organizational Consultants

Mr. Sean Callahan
President, Catholic Relief Services 

Reverend Msgr. John E. Kozar
President, Catholic Near East Welfare Association


Lucas Koach, Director, Office of International Justice and Peace

Christopher Ljungquist, International Policy Advisor

Virginia Farris
, International Policy Advisor

Stephen Hilbert, International Policy Advisor

Elizabeth Dietz, Staff Assistant


Committee Mandate and Goals

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