On Monday, President Biden recommended that the United States double its limit on refugee resettlement in the coming fiscal year, to 125,000 refugees from 62,500. The U.S. bishops’ conference has also pushed for an increase in the refugee cap to 125,000.
Results from Tag: 'refugees'
Vatican News reported that the refugees, who fled the chaos of Kabul airport, included four brothers and sisters between the ages of 14 and 20.
As the Taliban gained power throughout Afghanistan in the last several weeks concerns have been raised across the globe over the humanitarian crisis. Pope Francis is among the religious leaders, who have spoken up for the Afghani people, seeking to defend human rights and religious freedom under the country’s new Taliban rule. Register contributor Andrea Picciotti Bayer has written about the tragedy in Afghanistan at NCRegister.com and she, as well as Just War expert and former naval officer Msgr. Stuart Swetland, who has been a source for Register reports on the situation in Afghanistan, joins us today here on Register Radio.
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.
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.
COMMENTARY: Contentious Issue of Immigration Overshadows US Policy
Bishop Dorsonville emphasized a Christian’s duty to care for the vulnerable and pointed to the Church’s teaching on human dignity and work.