Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop García-Siller speak on immigration

July 11, 2022

The carnage by abandonment of our 53 brothers and sisters who died in a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio recently is one of those “sins that cry to heaven." The bishops of Texas speak to the suffering of migrants.

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio joined Daniel Cardinal DiNardo in offering prayers and reflections for “the souls of the 53 people who died in such a cruel, inhuman manner” and urging solidarity with the survivors and first responders.

The death of 53 migrants in San Antonio who were smuggled across the border in a sweltering truck is a horrifying tragedy.

The USCCB chairman on migration stated, “As a Church called to build a culture of life, we cannot tolerate this injustice. Instead, we must recognize that we are brothers and sisters, each imbued with God-given dignity. To prevent further loss of life, we urge governments and civil society to promote access to protection, including asylum; develop new pathways for those compelled to migrate; and combat human trafficking in all its forms.”

Reflecting on this 2022 Independence Day, we are reminded the freedom and comfort we enjoy -- and often take for granted -- in the United States are what our brothers and sisters to the south of us are so desperately trying to attain.  

(via Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops)