President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Calls for Peace in Wake of Escalated Tensions with Iran

January 8, 2020 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, released a statement on the situation in Iran last night which was shared on social media.

Full text of the statement follows:

“In the face of the escalating tensions with Iran, we must pray urgently that our world’s leaders will pursue dialogue and seek peace. Please join me in asking our Blessed Mother Mary, the Queen of Peace, to intercede, that Jesus Christ might strengthen the peacemakers, comfort the suffering, and protect the innocent and all those in harm’s way, especially the men and women in our military and diplomatic service.”

Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Archbishop José Gomez, Iran, call for peace.

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