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Dolan highlights persecution in last address as bishops' leader
Dolan highlights persecution in last address as bishops' leader

At a time when the nation's top Roman Catholic leaders have been making headlines with their stands on religious liberty and immigration reform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened this year's convention of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by focusing his attention beyond American borders. Catholics and other Christians are facing so much violent persecution around the world today that the 21st century could accurately be termed "a new age of martyrs," Dolan said Monday as he addressed church leaders gathered at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore. More than a million people have been killed solely due to their faith in Jesus Christ since the year 2000,...

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