May 21, 2014

Three Bishops' Secret Mission to Iran

Nicholas Hahn, Aleteia


When representatives from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany worked in Vienna to finalize a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran last week, they were probably unaware some Catholic bishops had a secret summit of their own with the Islamic Republic.

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