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US bishops traveled to Iran to promote bilateral talks

Catholic World News - May 13, 2014

Three American bishops traveled to Iran in March to “promote understanding between the peoples of Iran and the United States,” the Vatican Insider has revealed.

Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, who chairs the US bishops’ committee on justice and peace, led the American delegation. He was accompanied by Bishop Denis Madden, a Baltimore auxiliary who chairs the committee on interfaith dialogue; and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Archbishop of Washington, DC, and a veteran of many diplomatic missions.

The American prelates met with both religious and government leaders in Iran. Their visit with Islamic religious leaders in Qom follows the opening of US-Iran talks that began last September when American Secretary of State John Kerry met his counterpart Mohammad Zarif at UN headquarters in New York.

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