Bishop Pates Issues Statement on Egypt and Calls Upon U.S. to “Obtain Ceasefire in Syria”

Bishop Richard E.Pates of Des Moines recently issued a statement updating the Bishops on the issues facing Christians in Egypt and wrote a letter to Secretary of State Kerry, urging him to take action in response to the crisis there.

In a separate letter to Secretary of State Kerry, Bishop Pates called for the U.S. to seek a negotiated peace in Syria, stating that “dialogue and negotiation … is the only option” for addressing the increasing violence there.




Posted: August 30, 2013

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