Cardinal McCarrick Appeals for Release of Americans in Iran

McCarrick in Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, front left, speaks with Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, center, and Washington Episcopal Bishop John Bryson Chane, right, during a meeting in Tehran Sept. 17. Cardinal McCarrick and the Episcopal bishop were part of a delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders who were in Iran appealing for the release of U.S. hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal who were taken into custody along the Iran-Iraq border in July, 2009, and charged with espionage.