USCCB News Release
July 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. BISHOPS EXPRESS SOLIDARITY WITH THE CHURCH AND PEOPLE OF HONDURAS; SUPPORT PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF CURRENT POLITICAL CRISIS
WASHINGTON—Writing on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., sent a letter July 16 to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging continuing efforts to help the people of Honduras peacefully resolve the political crisis in their country.
Bishop Hubbard, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, cited a letter of solidarity sent by Chicago Cardinal Francis George, president of the USCCB, to Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez and the Bishops’ Conference of Honduras. Referring to statements by Pope Benedict XVI and the Honduran bishops themselves, Bishop Hubbard called for “dialogue and reconciliation among the Honduran people” and for international support in order “to achieve a just and peaceful resolution.”
The full text of Bishop Hubbard’s letter can be found on the USCCB Web site at: http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/international/2009-07-16-let-sec-clinton-honduras.pdf