Bishop Urges End to Afghan Conflict

The bishop who heads the Military Diocese of Great Britain has urged the British government to equip adequately the armed forces serving in Afghanistan and to use diplomacy to bring an end to the 8-year-old conflict. Bishop Richard Moth said in a homily during a Remembrance Sunday Mass on Nov. 8 in Westminster Cathedral in London that each day “more names are added to the list of those who have lost their lives.

“While there is no such thing as war without risk, those currently serving deserve all the necessary support and resources they need to fulfill the task they have been given,” the bishop said on the day that Britain honors its war dead.

Advertisement
Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

The latest from america

In his World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis warned against the vices that are too often linked to politics today and do not build peace in society.
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 18, 2018
The request is a clear indication that children, not the reputation of the church, will be the paramount concern at this meeting.
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 18, 2018
As today’s Gospel suggests, righteousness is no guarantee of a smooth life.
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 18, 2018
The very best television is like an Ignatian contemplation: It tells stories that offer us some kind of gift—an insight or encouragement for our lives.
Jim McDermottDecember 18, 2018