Archbishop Gomez calls for urgent prayer amid escalating tensions with Iran

Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement Jan. 8 via Facebook:

“In the face of the escalating tensions with Iran, we must pray urgently that our world’s leaders will pursue dialogue and seek peace. Please join me in asking our Blessed Mother Mary, the Queen of Peace, to intercede, that Jesus Christ might strengthen the peacemakers, comfort the suffering, and protect the innocent and all those in harm’s way, especially the men and women in our military and diplomatic service.”