Bishop urges Senate to declassify report on CIA interrogation, torture
Catholic World News - April 03, 2014
The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace has called for the public release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on CIA interrogation practices.
Stating that torture is “an intrinsic evil,” Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said that “it is time for the United States to take a clear stance against torture. Release of the full report on CIA interrogation practices will help our country strengthen its moral credibility.”
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Posted by: Savonarola -
Apr. 03, 2014 11:13 PM ET USA
Pates has expertise in all sorts of areas apparently or has eager staff people at the USCCB.
Posted by: shrink -
Apr. 03, 2014 11:41 AM ET USA
I would recommend to the good Bishop, that he read Jeremiah Denton's "When hell was in session" before he comes to any conclusions on the CIA report.
Posted by: 1Jn416 -
Apr. 03, 2014 10:40 AM ET USA
One wishes we might some day see an article which reads: Stating that child molestation is “an intrinsic evil,” Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said that “it is time for the Catholic bishops of the United States to take a clear stance against cover ups. Release of a full report on Church cover ups will help our Church strengthen its moral credibility.