Richard John Neuhaus
Richard John Neuhaus is a founder member of the neoconservative think tank the Institute on Religion and Democracy, and editor of its journal, First Things.
According to The Interview on the BBC's World Service, Father Richard Neuhaus "has been described as one of the most influential clergymen in the United States. A Catholic priest in New York, he has the ear of President Bush and a long-standing relationship with Pope Benedict XVI."In the BBC interview (audio),
Father Neuhaus describes his conversations with the President and his justification for the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. He explains why he thinks Europe is dying and how Islam could conquer the continent. And how a near-death experience left him with feelings of resurrection.