The Diocese of Des Moines
Bishop on his way to the Holy Land
September 10, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates boards a plane for Tel Aviv today as he begins a prayer pilgrimage for peace with 17 other Catholic bishops from around the United States. Bishop Pates, who serves as chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee for International Justice and Peace, is leading the pilgrimage to pray for peace with Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, to see the work of Catholic Relief Services, and to talk with Israelis and Palestinians.


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