- Aug 9, 2020
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.
The chair of a USCCB committee has written to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking him not to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and to oppose Israel’s settlement expansion plan. On the same day, the White House issued a statement saying expansion “may not be helpful” to peace efforts.