Bishops along Northern Mexico and Texas Border Issue Statement on Immigration
WASHINGTON—More than 20 Bishops along the border of Texas and Northern Mexico have issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for us to listen to the cry of our migrant brothers and sisters. The bishops issued the statement while participating in the biannual Tex-Mex Border Bishops meeting this w
In the statement, the bishops ask each of us to reflect on the lives of Jesus, Mary and Josephas migrants and refugees more than two-thousand years ago and to also heed the gospel call of Christ, "Because I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was hungry and you gave me food…." (Mt. 25: 35-36).
A copyof the bishops statement was shared with the USCCB and we are providingthat statement below in both English and Spanish:
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