Bishop Pohlmeier Joins His Fellow Bishops in Speaking Against Transporting of Migrants

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) issued a statement about the involvement of Florida in the transporting of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard calling the action “disconcerting”. In part, the statement says: “Immigration is not just a political issue, but a fundamental human and moral issue. For immigrants are not faceless numbers but human persons. They are our brothers and sisters.”

Venezuelan migrants stand outside St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha’s Vineyard Sept. 14, 2022. (CNS photo/Ray Ewing, Vineyard Gazette via Reuters)

Read the full FCCB statement here. Other bishops across the country also spoke out, according to a Catholic News Service (CNS) article published on Sept. 19. In the article, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller’s Twitter post from Sept.18 stated, “To use migrants and refugees as pawns offends God, destroys society and shows how low individuals can (stoop) for personal gains.”

Read the entire article from CNS here.