Baltimore, Md., Nov 18, 2016 / 03:02 am
In the wake of the presidential election Catholics must remember that immigration is a global issue involving real families, the new vice president of the U.S. bishops' conference says.
"The important thing is, in the United States, we find the way to have immigration reform," Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles told CNA in an interview on Tuesday.
"I think it's important for us as the leading country in the world is to find a solution to allow people to move, respecting the right of every country to protect their borders," he continued. "Movements of people are happening all over the world."
The archbishop spoke with CNA just after he was elected vice president of the U.S. bishops' conference at their fall general assembly in Baltimore Nov. 15. He received 61 percent of the total bishops' vote in the third round of votes.