Monday, May 27, 2013

Doing the Christian thing

Canada continues to help Iraqi refugees

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, chats with Christopher Mahon, executive assistant to Minister Jason Kenney, after Mahon's presentation May 16 at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre. (Agnieszka Krawczynski/The B.C. Catholic)
Agnieszka Krawczynski reports about the help the Church is giving to sponsor thousands of Iraqi refugees to begin new lives in Canada.
Canada remains firm in its resolution to help thousands of Iraqi refugees resettle in this country, according to Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism. The Catholic Church has significantly helped this effort.

Kenney was scheduled to visit the John Paul II Pastoral Centre May 16 to discuss his recent trip to Iraq and developments in Canada's resettlement efforts, but was unwell that day. Executive Assistant Christopher Mahon spoke in his stead.

In 2009, Canada pledged to resettle 20,000 refugees over five years, Mahon stated. But conflict in Syria has "hindered our ability to process some of these cases," with numbers only reaching 13,000 so far.
For full story, visit The B.C. Catholic website. 

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