Archbishop Thomas Wenski

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Migrants, mostly Haitians, wait in Mexico City to be sent to different migration centers in Puebla, Hidalgo, and Queretaro to obtain their humanitarian visas, which will allow them to continue their journey to the U.S. border ion March 31, 2023.

Miami archbishop slams Biden for ‘unconscionable’ deportation of Haitian refugees

Apr 29, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami is criticizing President Joe Biden for resuming deportations of Haitian refugees, which he called “unconscionable.” Read more

Families fleeing gang violence gather in Delmas 75 comune, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on June 28, 2023.

Haiti in ‘desperate’ security crisis as Catholic leaders urge search for solutions

Jul 17, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami says the current crisis follows 20 years of a “downward spiral” in economic, political, and... Read more

St. Mary’s Cathedral in Miami.

Archdiocese of Miami offers to take in priests exiled from Nicaragua

Feb 15, 2023

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Thomas Wenski announced that his archdiocese will receive with open arms the Nicaraguan priests and seminarians who were deported... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami

Parkland shooter’s life sentence is ‘severe and just,’ Miami archbishop says

Oct 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami spoke out this week to support a life sentence for the man who killed 17... Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

DeSantis spokeswoman charges Miami archbishop with lying about governor's migration remarks

Feb 16, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The governor of Florida is taking issue with an ad campaign featuring a quote from Archbishop Thomas Wenski criticizing the... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks to the media after a press conference, Oct. 19, 2012.

Miami archbishop decries DeSantis' immigration comments

Feb 12, 2022

By Kate Olivera

The Archbishop of Miami has decried Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ comments this week belittling the plight of unaccompanied minors fleeing... Read more

Oct. 19, 2012: Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks to the media after a press conference

‘Everybody is coming together’: Miami archbishop lauds response to building collapse

Jun 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Miami community has rallied to respond to the deadly collapse of a condominium building, the archbishop of Miami told... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the tomb of St. Paul VI in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Florida building collapse

Jun 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis on Saturday offered prayers and condolences to all those affected by a deadly condominium building collapse in Florida... Read more

Rubble from partial collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium complex, Surfside, Florida, June 24, 2021.

Miami archbishop prays for victims of condominium building collapse

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The archbishop of Miami on Thursday prayed for victims of a condominium building collapse in Surfside, Florida. Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Miami archbishop blasts 'handmaiden' criticism of Amy Coney Barrett

Oct 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee responded Thursday to the ongoing scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Amy... Read more

The door of St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon, Ca.

US bishops call for more security funding after wave of church attacks

Oct 6, 2020

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami joined other religious leaders in a letter to congressional leaders on Monday, asking for quadrupled... Read more

Bishops in US emphasize importance of life, Church teaching in voting guidances

Sep 25, 2020

As election day looms, Catholic bishops throughout the country are issuing pastoral guidance on how Catholics should think about their... Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Bishops urge Catholics to 'meet hatred with love' after churches vandalized

Jul 23, 2020

Leading U.S. bishops have released a joint statement on Wednesday, July 22, responding to the recent spate of vandalism against... Read more

Religious sisters show their support of the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016.

'We are overjoyed': Little Sisters of the Poor react to Supreme Court decision

Jul 8, 2020

Catholic leaders and religious liberty advocates have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Little Sisters of the... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

'Soft despotism' of anti-Catholicism on the rise, USCCB religious liberty chair warns

Jul 1, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Miami archbishop to lead US Catholic bishops on religious liberty

Jun 22, 2020

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’... Read more

Miami archbishop promotes refugee resettlement

Jan 18, 2020

The Archbishop of Miami has emphasized the importance of welcoming refugees, and decried the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott... Read more

Residents receive food and water as part of relief efforts by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on September 12, 2019 in Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

Catholic bishops, leaders lament U.S. decision to deny Bahamian immigrants TPS

Sep 13, 2019

By Perry West

U.S. officials announced Wednesday that a protective immigration status will not be extended to Bahamian migrants, despite the small country’s... Read more

'Senseless violence and horrifying evil'—Archbishop Wenski urges prayers for Parkland

Feb 14, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami urged Broward County to unity, mutual support, and strength after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman... Read more