HIAS Praises Pope Francis’ Visit to Ciudad Juárez

WASHINGTON—Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Vice President for Community Engagement at HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, released the following statement today in response to Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez today:  

“As Jews we are called by our tradition, our values, and our own history to welcome the stranger. Pope Francis has shown today, through both word and deed, how Catholics also must respond to refugees with compassion. More importantly, he has set an example for people of all faiths, and we commend him for using his platform as a religious leader to highlight the moral obligation we all have to welcome refugees at a time when so many are fleeing terrible violence in Central America.” 


To read more about Rabbi Rosenn and HIAS, check out this Times of Israel interview from earlier this month.

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