Catholic Bishops of Connecticut Release Joint Statement Regarding Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border
For Immediate Release:
Contacts: Fr. James Shanley, David Elliott
Secretariat for Communications and Public Relations
Archdiocese of Hartford
134 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105
HARTFORD, Conn. (July 10, 2019) – On Wednesday, July 10, Archbishop of Hartford Leonard P. Blair, Bishop of Bridgeport Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Norwich Michael R. Cote, Bishop of the Ukrainian Diocese of Stamford P. Paul Chomnycky, and Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford Juan Miguel Betancourt released a joint statement regarding the humanitarian crisis at our southern border.
“We, the Catholic Bishops of Connecticut, urge our government to act for a complete overhaul of existing immigration policies,” the statement reads. “Those responsible in government need to undertake an examination of conscience as to what they have done and have failed to do when it comes to respect for human persons and the enactment of fair and balanced legislation.”
The statement is released by the Connecticut Catholic Conference. Formed in 1968, the Conference is the public policy office of the Catholic Church in Connecticut, representing all four Catholic dioceses in the state.