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Afghanistan

Pope: Pray, fast for Afghanistan
During his weekly Angelus address, August 29, 2021, Pope Francis urged prayer and fasting for the situation in Afghanistan.

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Evacuations from Afghanistan
Bishop David J. Malloy, September 13, 2021

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Respond to Evolving Crisis in Afghanistan
Bishop David J. Malloy and Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, August 17, 2021

 

China

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace calls for Prayers for Church and Peoples of China
Bishop David J. Malloy, May 20, 2021

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace Expresses Solidarity with People in Myanmar Following Coup
Bishop David J. Malloy, March 2, 2021

 

Policy and Advocacy for Justice and Peace in Southern Asia

Afghanistan

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Evacuations from Afghanistan
Bishop David J. Malloy, September 13, 2021

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Respond to Evolving Crisis in Afghanistan
Bishop David J. Malloy and Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, August 17, 2021

Letter to Administration Regarding U.S. Policy Towards Afghanistan
Bishop Oscar Cantú, October 26, 2017

Letter to National Security Advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, April 6, 2011

Letter to National Security Advisor Jones on Responsible Transition in Afghanistan
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, December 18, 2009

Letter to National Security Advisor General Jones on Afghanistan Policy
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, October 6, 2009

Letter to Ambassador Jawad on Death Sentence for Conversion
Bishop Thomas Wenski, March 28, 2006

Pakistan

Letter to Congress Concerning Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program Providing Educational Opportunities for Girls and Women in Pakistan
Bishop David J. Malloy, July 14, 2020

Letter to Assistant Secretary Blake on Rimsha Masih
Bishop Richard E. Pates, September 7, 2012

Letter to National Security Advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, April 6, 2011

Letter to Secretary Clinton on Assassination of Pakistani Minister for Minority Affairs
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, March 4, 2011

Letter to Assistant Secretary of State Posner on Protecting Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Pakistan and Blasphemy Case of Asia Bibi
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, December 30, 2010

Letter to Pakistani Ambassador on Protecting Human Rights and Religious Freedom
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, December 30, 2010

Letter to Secretary Rice on Deteriorating Situation in Pakistan and the State of Emergency
Bishop Thomas Wenski, December 3, 2007

Letter to Ambassador Jehandir Karamat on Terrorist Attacks Against Christian Churches
Bishop Thomas Wenski, February 24, 2006

Letter to Pakistani Ambassador on Attacks on Christian Churches and Institutions
Bishop Thomas Wenski, November 17, 2005

Letter to Ambassador Lodhi on Intolerance in Bahawalpur
Bernard Cardinal Law, November 2, 2001

Letter to Archbishop Saldanha on Violence in Bahawalpur
Bernard Cardinal Law, November 2, 2001

Letter to President Bush on Violence in Bahawalpur
Bernard Cardinal Law, November 2, 2001

Letter to Secretary Albright on Religious Freedom and Pakistan's Blasphemy Law
December 2, 1998

Statement on the Death of Bishop Joseph of Faisalbad, Pakistan
May 8, 1998

Letter to Ambassador Lodhi on Blasphemy Law
Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, February 22, 1995

Sri Lanka and Maldives

Letter to President Obama on Helping the Displaced in Sri Lanka
Cardinal Francis George, May 22, 2009

Letter to Archbishop Ranjith on Cease-Fire Anniversary
Bishop Wilton Gregory, December 16, 2002

A Call for Peace
Bishops of Sri Lanka, August 30, 2000

Policy and Advocacy for Justice and Peace in Eastern Asia

China

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace calls for Prayers for Church and Peoples of China
Bishop David J. Malloy, May 20, 2021

Letter to Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui on Illicit Ordination
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, December 6, 2010

Letter to Congress Regarding Legislation on Ordinations of Bishops in China
Bishop Thomas Wenski, May 31, 2006

Letter to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on Ordination of Bishops
Bishop Thomas Wenski, May 12, 2006

Letter to Chinese Ambassador Yang Jiechi After Attack of Nuns
Bishop Thomas Wenski, December 5, 2005

Letter to Chinese Ambassador on Detained Priests and Bishops
Bishop John H. Ricard, March 11, 2005

Letter to Chinese Ambassador Urging Release of Priests
Bishop John Ricard, August 24, 2004

Letter to Chinese Ambassador on Arrests of Catholic Bishops in China
Bishop John Ricard, April 7, 2004

Letter to Chinese Ambassador on Arrest of Bishop Wei Jingyi
Bishop John Ricard, March 11, 2004

Letter to President Bush, Sent in Advance of His Trip to China, Regarding Religious Freedom Concerns in China
Bishop Wilton Gregory, February 13, 2002

Letter to President Bush Expressing Concern for Religious Freedom in China
Bishop Joseph Fiorenza, August 31, 2001

Letter to Ambassador Yang Jiechi on Arrests and Detention of Catholics in China
Bernard Cardinal Law, May 22, 2001

Letter to Congress on the Extension of Permanent Normal Trade Relations to China
Cardinal Bernard Law, April 12, 2000

Letter to Congress on Normal Trade Relations with and Most Favored Nation Status for China
Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, June 30, 1999

Letter on Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China
Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, June 20, 1998

Letter to President Clinton on Visit to China and Issue of Religious Freedom
Bishop Anthony Pilla, June 15, 1998

Letter to Secretary of State Albright on Religious Freedom
Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, June 15, 1998

Letter to Secretary of State Albright on Release of Bishop Su Zhimin
Fr. Drew Christiansen, October 28, 1997

Statement on Renewing Most Favored Nation Trade Status
Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, May 21, 1997

Letter to Secretary of State Christopher on Religious Persecution in China
Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, December 3, 1996

Letter to Congress on Most Favored Nation Trading Status for China
Rev. Drew Christiansen, June 26, 1996

Congressional Testimony on Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China
Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, June 26, 1996

Statement on Religious Liberty in China
Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, May 24, 1994

Letter to Secretary of State Christopher on Issues of Religious Freedom in China
Bishop Daniel P. Reilly, May 17, 1994

Presentation on Religious Liberty in China
Fr. Drew Christiansen, April 21, 1994

Letter to Chinese Ambassador on Detained Bishops
Archbishop John R. Roach, September 28, 1992

Letter to Senate in Support of U.S. China Act
Rev. Drew Christiansen, July 31, 1992

Letter to Chinese Ambassador on Detained Bishops
Archbishop John R. Roach, July 31, 1992

Letter to Congress on Most Favored Nation Trade Status for Chine
Archbishop John R. Roach, July 19, 1991

Letter to Congress on Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China 
Archbishop John R. Roach, June 6, 1991

Letter to President on Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China 
Archbishop Roger M. Mahony, May 22, 1990

Letter to Chinese Ambassador on Detained Clergy
Amb. Robert T. Hennemeyer, February 7, 1990

Tibet

Policy and Advocacy for Justice and Peace in Southeastern Asia and Oceania

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