Yesterday the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Catholic University of America, and Catholic Relief Services co-sponsored a conference entitled “International Religious Freedom: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good.” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who gave the opening address to the conference, commented about Catholic Relief Services, saying, ”I am particularly proud of how Catholic Relief Services reaches out to people of all faiths who suffer. Their mission is to assist people ‘on the basis of need, not creed.’”
PRNewswire-USNewswire reported on Cardinal Dolan’s opening address to the conference:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), reacted to the September 11 death of U.S. ambassador toLibya, J. Christopher Stevens and members of the embassy staff.
“Yesterday’s events in Libya and Egypt point to what is at stake. We need to be respectful of other religious traditions at the same time that we unequivocally proclaim that violence in the name of religion is wrong,” said Cardinal Dolan.
Cardinal Dolan prayed especially for the diplomatic community and their sensitive work toward world peace. Cardinal Dolan was slated to address the overall question of religious liberty as part of his opening address of the symposium International Religious Freedom: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good, co-sponsored by USCCB, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and CUA’s Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.
The full text of Cardinal Dolan’s address, other addresses, speaker bios and video of that event will be available at: http://iprcua.com/2012/09/12/international-religious-liberty/