- Jan 25, 2020
Should the North Korea situation result in war, former U.S. defense secretary Chuck Hagel said, the cost will be the lives of “millions of South Koreans, and tens of thousands of Americans if we’re willing to pay the price to eliminate the threat,” not to mention “a flood” of North Koreans fleeing into China, already the world’s most populous country. He was speaking at a panel hosted by Georgetown University.
Bishop Oscar Cantu, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, called for the U.S. to foster discourse among Afghanistan’s different political, religious and ethnic factions in the hope of finding areas of “basic cooperation that might lead to confidence-building measures, a gradual diminishing of armed conflict, increased accountability, and enhanced and equitable economic development.”
Bishop Oscar Cantu, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, said in an Oct. 3 letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis that any of the 41 remaining detainees at Guantanamo Bay who have been cleared of charges should be transferred to new host countries and that no new detainees should be assigned to the prison.
Bishop Oscar Cantu, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, has told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the so-called P5+1 agreement with Iran is crucial if negotiations with North Korean officials have any chance of occurring.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agencies of the U.S. and European Catholic bishops have called for all nations to develop a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons from their military arsenals. A joint declaration released July 6 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions
Bishop Oscar Cantu says Congo could resolve its electoral crisis this year by holding free and fair elections that would lead to the first peaceful transfer of power in the country’s 57-year history or it could descend into autocracy, riots or perhaps civil war. The bishop says U.S. diplomacy could head off violence and instability.