Dr. Susan Berry
December 13, 2013
Catholic bishops from the border region of Mexico, Texas, and New Mexico have sent an open letter to “Catholics and All People of Good Will” to urge them to engage in advocacy for the protection of the rights of immigrants and to help keep immigrant families together.
The letter, called Family Beyond Borders, which was signed by the archbishops of San Antonio, Texas, Chihuahua, Mexico, and the bishops of other border region dioceses, begins with a quote from Pope Francis who, the bishops wrote, “has often stated that our efforts to renew the Church will only have credibility when we become courageous Christians and seek out those on the margins who are most in need.”
“The Holy Father has recognized the tragedy that involves millions of migrants on every continent; and the Holy Father has given expression to the Church’s responsibilities in their regard,” the bishops said.