US bishops praise House resolution on protecting Iraq’s religious minorities
November 30, 2010
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is praising a House resolution calling for the protection of Iraq’s religious minorities.
“Our conference welcomes this bipartisan resolution as a way to focus attention on the situation of the vulnerable religious communities in Iraq,” said Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, and Archbishop Jose Gomez, coadjutor archbishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration in a November 29 letter. “In particular, we support the emphasis on developing a comprehensive plan to improve security for religious minorities and to increase their representation in the Government of Iraq and to include them in all aspects of Iraqi society.”
58 Christians were killed and 75 were injured in an October 31 attack on Baghdad’s Syrian Catholic cathedral.