Statement Concerning the Kansas Decision to Withdraw
from Federal Refugee Resettlement Program
Statement on behalf of The Archdiocese and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas:
The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas is reviewing the impact of the state’s withdrawal from the federal government’s refugee relocation program on its own refugee resettlement work. It is the government who decides who qualifies as a refugee. The Church’s mission is to serve the refugees that are directed to us and to stand with those refugees throughout the resettlement process. In accordance with our belief in the dignity of every human person, the Church will continue to fulfill its Gospel mandate to serve those who are in need.
An Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
READ Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann's message on the Year of Mercy.
VIEW our Archdiocesan Year of Mercy website.
The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
& Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
invite anyone impacted by any abuse or harm by representatives
of the church or others to attend a HEALING SERVICE.
Click here for more details.
Read Pope Francis's exhortation,
(The joy of love).