Posted: June 20, 2018
One of Pope Francis' top U.S. allies wants his fellow bishops to go to the border and inspect the facilities where children are being detained.
At last week's meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops, Cardinal Joseph Tobin publicly urged that a delegation be dispatched as a "sign of our pastoral concern and protest against the hardening of the American heart."
Cardinal Tobin's suggestion was well received and referred to committee. But with the crisis at the border deepening and the Trump administration in chaos, there's no time to waste.
By following the pope's example of showing personal solidarity with migrants, the bishops can make headlines and help pressure the Trump administration to roll back its "zero tolerance" policy that's putting these children in detention.
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