Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued a statement on Syrian refugees during the Bishops’ annual General Assembly in Baltimore on November 17. He expressed “I am disturbed, however, by calls from both federal and state officials for an end to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. These refugees are fleeing terror themselves—violence like we have witnessed in Paris. They are extremely vulnerable families, women, and children who are fleeing for their lives. We cannot and should not blame them for the actions of a terrorist organization.”
Click here to read the full text of Bishop Elizondo’s statement. Cick here to read the statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Of Louisville, President Of The United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops, who also issued a strong statement.