Bishop Dorsonville said that it was “imperative” that the United States act to “ensure the safety of these individuals and their families,” and that welcoming refugees is in line with the Church’s teaching on human dignity.
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The current limit on refugee acceptance for 2021 is just 15,000, the lowest-recorded number since the U.S. refugee resettlement program began in 1980.
Pope Francis said that Fr. Arrupe’s “profoundly Christian and Ignatian desire to care for the wellbeing of all who find themselves in utter desperation” continued to guide the organization’s work today in 56 countries.
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Bishop Dorsonville emphasized a Christian’s duty to care for the vulnerable and pointed to the Church’s teaching on human dignity and work.
A life jacket molded onto the transparent cross, Pope Francis said, was found in the central Mediterranean Sea on July 3, 2019, and belonged to an unknown migrant who died at sea.
In the end, the resolution passed 3-2 with an amendment to cap new arrivals at 25 and evaluate the situation again next year.
Deputy foreign minister says his country, the homeland of John Paul II, stands for the rights of the oppressed.