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Archbishop's Pastoral Letter on Immigration, and Links to Catholic Resources

by Archdiocese of San Francisco | Feb 09, 2017

On January 27, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone issued a letter to parishes and a list of actions that Catholics might take in this time of uncertainty regarding our nation’s treatment of immigrants.

“For many of our immigrant brothers and sisters," the archbishop writes, "the beginning of 2017 has proven to be a time of fear and anxiety, as they find themselves wondering how changes to immigration policy might impact them…. As St.  Paul reminds us, we are one body in Christ, and if one part suffers, every part suffers with it. We are called, then, to stand with our immigrant parishioners and assure them that they are not alone, and that our Church loves them and will work arduously to protect them. I therefore invite all of our parishes to find ways to create a spirit of welcome and solidarity with immigrants in your respective communities.”

The letter, the plan, upcoming events, and many Catholic resources are posted on the webpage Immigration – Welcoming the Stranger. January 27 Letter to Priests re Immigration

Plan for Parish Support of Immigrants
 
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