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Human rights, religious freedom called necessary to lasting peace

HOLYLAND-MCCARRICK Sep-9-2013 (690 words) xxxn

Human rights, religious freedom called necessary to lasting peace

By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Retired Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, back from a recent trip to Jordan, said four essential elements to any long-range peace deal in the Middle East are human rights, religious freedom, an agreement on the Holy Land and forging a “path to peace.”

“The whole question of peace, the whole question of religious liberty, is so important,” Cardinal McCarrick said Sept. 9 at a conference, “Religious Freedom & Human Rights: Path to Peace in the Holy Land — That All May Be Free,” at The Catholic University of America.

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