St. Louis Archbishop calls for acceptance of Syrian refugees

St. Louis Missouri's top Catholic clergy today expressed support for U.S. policy allowing Syrian war refugees to settle here, a topic that has roiled landscape in Missouri and around the country.

"It is only natural that Americans wonder whether they can be safe from terrorist attacks and whether allowing Syrian refugees into our country will raise the threats of those attacks," reads a statement released today signed by St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and others. "As a nation of immigrants, Americans understand our country has a proud tradition of accepting immigrants and refugees, but we also want to be safe and secure."


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