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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and migrants.

The statement, published January 29 on the website of the Archdiocese, reads:

This weekend proved to be a dark moment in U.S. history. The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values.  Have we not repeated the disastrous decisions of those in the past who turned away other people fleeing violence, leaving certain . . .

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