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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable with Jewish community leaders in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Oct. 11, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

UPDATE: Biden administration announces plan to evacuate U.S. citizens from Israel

Oct 12, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A bipartisan group of lawmakers had called on the State Department in a letter Tuesday to help bring those trapped... Read more

Sister Alicia Vacas Moro. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

Religious sister who treated Covid patients honored as 'Woman of Courage'

Mar 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A religious sister and registered nurse who served those sick with COVID-19 in Italy has been honored by the U.S.... Read more

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback remarks on the Religious Freedom Report in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2019.

Trump administration officials promise action for global religious liberty

Jun 25, 2019

With the latest U.S. report on global persecution of individuals and groups based on their religious beliefs, the Trump administration... Read more

A banner promoting president Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, April 2018.

US bishops, CRS urge administration to grant Venezuelans protected status

Apr 5, 2019

Catholic leaders issued a letter Thursday to United States government officials asking for a temporary legal status for thousands Venezuelan... Read more

The White House.

As State Department reorganizes, what will be the fate of religious freedom office?

Aug 31, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Although the State Department plans to cut or consolidate certain senior positions as part of an ongoing reorganization, the international... Read more

Massive new report documents IS genocide of Christians in Iraq, Syria

Mar 10, 2016

By Matt Hadro

One week before the State Department must announce if Islamic State atrocities against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are... Read more