January 30, 2017 Published in Other News

Arlington Bishop Voices Solidarity With Refugees

Bishop Michael Burbidge (courtesy photo)

Today, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, released the following statement voicing his solidarity with refugees: 

“In his statement on the Executive Order halting refugee admissions, Bishop Joe Vasquez, Chair of the Committee of Migration and Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, highlighted our nation’s long and proud tradition of welcoming newcomers and refugees in a humane manner, even as we have pursued a strong vetting system to ensure our safety and security.  Together with Bishop Vasquez and my brother bishops, I encourage Catholics to contact our elected officials to make our voices heard: our communities have been and will continue to be hospitable to refugees, in keeping with our legacy of welcoming the stranger. Together, we also pray for comprehensive immigration reform and for peace, safety and harmony within our nation and throughout the world.” 

To show your support today for immigrants and refugees from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops click here.

 

 

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