In a letter to clergy, the Most Reverend Bishop Peter Libasci for the Diocese of Manchester says Catholic parishes should not be working against law enforcement. Libasci stated that the term “sanctuary church” was being misused by illegal immigration advocates. Thomas Bebbington, spokesman for the Diocese, told Christian Post that the letter came in response to a meeting with several priests who expressed concerns about increased immigration enforcement.
The Christian Post reports excerpts of the letter to clergy sent by Bishop Peter Libasci regarding the harboring of illegal immigrants and the term “sanctuary church”.
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“Some use this term and mean what I have described above – a welcoming community ready to offer immediate aid to anyone in need. In these works, of course, we will always be involved,” Libasci wrote in the letter.
“But others use this term ‘sanctuary’ to refer to churches that will allow individuals in fear of deportation to
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