US cardinal predicts challenging four years with President Trump
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