Archbishop Wenski has often called for comprehensive immigration reform during his tenure and has occasionally criticized DeSantis’ approach to the issue.
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The priests and seminarians arrived in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 9 after being exiled by Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega, who accused them of treason and suspended their citizenship rights in perpetuity.
Prosecutors had sought the maximum sentence, 15 years.
Many parishioners at St. Joseph’s Church remain missing following the collapse, which has devastated the local Catholic community and the rest of South Florida.
The community, Archbishop Wenski said, has united amid the disaster, including in prayer.
Among those unaccounted for in the building collapse were several families from nearby St. Joseph’s parish, which lies only blocks away from the Champlain Towers complex.
Pope Francis ‘offers heartfelt prayer that Almighty God will grant eternal peace to those who have died, comfort to those who mourn their loss, and strength to all those affected by this immense tragedy,’ the Vatican stated. Catholics are among the missing.
12 families from nearby St. Joseph Catholic Church were residing in the Champlain Towers complex.