Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – July 21, 2011

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“People were crying — for joy and probably also in sorrow for those who didn’t live to see this day happen.”
— Steve Hilbert, Africa policy adviser to the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace, on the July 9 ceremony marking the new Republic of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan held in the capital city of Juba

“We are certainly for the separation of ‘mosque and state,’ but we say clearly that a healthy democratic society must have as its foundation values that, whatever anyone says, have a religious root: freedom, respect, peace, equality, the preferential option for the poor, solidarity.”
— Archbishop Maroun Lahham of Tunis in Tunisia, in a pastoral letter supporting the country’s transition to democracy

“Why would we not want to embrace their dedication, energy, talents and courage — characteristics that have made our nation great? It would be to our detriment to forsake them.”
— Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, speaking at a July 12 press conference announcing Sept. 23-25 as DREAM Act Sabbath, a time to support legislation that would allow students who were brought to the United States as children the chance to legalize their immigration status by attending college or serving in the U.S. military

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