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Texas Catholic Bishops respond to Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to turn away refugees

Posted Jan 13, 2020
by Mark


Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to turn away refugees from the great state of Texas is deeply discouraging and disheartening.

While the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops respects the governor, this decision is simply misguided. It denies people who are fleeing persecution, including religious persecution, from being able to bring their gifts and talents to our state and contribute to the general common good of all Texans. The refugees who have already resettled in Texas have made our communities even more vibrant. As Catholics, an essential aspect of our faith is to welcome the stranger and care for the alien. We use this occasion to commit ourselves even more ardently to work with all people of good will, including our federal, state and local governments, to help refugees integrate and become productive members of our communities.

 

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