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Church in Mexico calls for Honduran refugees to be welcomed

.- The Commission on Human Mobility of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference has asked Catholics in Mexico to offer hospitality to Hondurans who are fleeing their country over the current political crisis.

According to the Archdiocese of Mexico’s news service, Sister Leticia Gutierrez Valderrama, the committee’s executive secretary, called for charity in response to "the grave situation Honduras finds itself in and that unfortunately is creating instability among an already hurting people driven to leave their own country."

Sister Gutierrez said she was convinced that the generosity of Mexicans would be abundant, and added that some Catholic-run immigrant support centers are already working to protect the rights of Hondurans in Mexico. Due to the political crisis, their status has changed from immigrants to refugees.

She added that the bishops’ committee is committed to working with government agencies to provide refuge for Hondurans who seek assistance.


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