Washington D.C., Nov 23, 2017 / 05:00 am
In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful for the gifts and contributions of immigrants and refugees in the United States.
"As we do every year, we will pause this coming Thursday to thank God for the many blessings we enjoy in the United States," DiNardo said.
"My brother bishops and I, gathered last week in Baltimore, were attentive in a special way to those who are often excluded from this great abundance-the poor, the sick, the addicted, the unborn, the unemployed, and especially migrants and refugees."
Following the lead of Pope Francis, as well as the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. Bishops have been increasingly vocal about their concerns regarding immigration reform and policies, particularly those that harm families or endanger the safety of immigrants.