Bishop Barres on Family Separation
at the U.S./Mexico Border
On Sunday, June 20, 2018, World Refugee Day, Most Reverend John O. Barres echoed the words of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressing deep concern over the separation of families of undocumented immigrants at the U.S./Mexico border. Bishop Barres issued the following press release:
“As we celebrate World Refugee Day today, as we near the one year anniversary of the visit to our diocese of His Eminence Jose Gregorio Rosa Chavez, and the upcoming canonization of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero on October 14, 2018, please join me in praying that our government finds a compassionate and life-affirming solution to the separation of families along our southern border and for comprehensive immigration reform for our nation that is built upon the principals of the dignity of the human person, social justice, the sanctity of human life and the family, and a love for the poor.”
The statement of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB, can be found on the website, usccb.org, under the Media tab, News Releases, and scrolling down to June 13, Statement from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.