US envoy joins in Assisi pilgrimage
Catholic World News - October 27, 2011
The Obama administration sent the US ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, Suzan Johnson Cook, to participate in the October 27 pilgrimage for peace in Assisi.
“We have found where nations have religious freedom, there’s more stability,” Cook told Vatican Radio. She said that she was “excited about the strategic dialogue” with the Vatican and with other religious leaders.
The American ambassador said that her role is “looking for common ground—for places where there are pragmatic openings” to expand the sphere of religious freedom. Speaking for the US government, she said: “We’re very concerned about religious minorities all over the world.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our February expenses ($5,963 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!