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A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Guantanamo bishop moving to a new archdiocese

Dec 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Bishop Wilfredo Pino Estévez, who has led the Cuban diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa for the... Read more

Barbed wire.

Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo echoes call of US bishops

Feb 23, 2016

By Matt Hadro

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday his intent to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, a proposal... Read more

US asks Vatican to help relocate Guantanamo inmates

Dec 15, 2014

On Monday, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met briefly with his Vatican counterpart, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to discuss... Read more

Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.

Bishop urges US to respect rights of Guantanamo detainees

Jun 25, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. bishops’ international justice head told the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that detainees held on terrorism charges... Read more