US car­di­nal pre­dicts chal­leng­ing four years with Pres­i­dent Trump

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

ROME (AP): OPE FRAN­CIS’ sur­prise pick for car­di­nal, Amer­i­can Arch­bishop Joseph Tobin, has said the US Church has four dif­fi­cult years ahead as it in­sists on pro­vid­ing a refuge to mi­grants and refugees dur­ing a Don­ald Trump administration.

PTobin knows well what lies ahead. As arch­bishop of In­di­anapo­lis, Tobin pub­licly chal­lenged Trump’s vice pres­i­den­t­elect, In­di­ana Gov­er­nor Mike Pence, over his or­der to pre­vent aid groups from help­ing re­set­tle Syr­ian refugees in the state.

Tobin re­fused and last year the arch­dio­cese set­tled the Syr­ian fam­ily in ques­tion – fol­lowed by 52 other refugees.

In an in­ter­view yes­ter­day, Tobin said the US Church has been help­ing mi­grants re­set­tle for over a cen­tury. He said that pri­or­ity “is go­ing to be chal­leng­ing in the next four years, and hope­fully we will meet the chal­lenge.”

... hope­fully we will meet the chal­lenge


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