A message from the Bishops of Virginia to the Members of our Latino Congregations
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In these days after the presidential election, many are experiencing fear and uncertainty. We write to you as your bishops to assure you that we stand against any efforts to harass or intimidate Latino/Hispanic persons. We stand for a just immigration policy that allows families to stay together and provides a path to citizenship. We stand for the promise we make in the Baptismal Covenant to “work for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being.” We stand with you not only symbolically, but will be there to stand with you literally if and when the time comes.
We pray for you in the words of Scripture; “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:10.
The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston
The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff
The Rt Rev. Edwin F. Gulick