The Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky issued a news release Friday noting that the Episcopal Church as a whole welcomes refugees and helps resettle 5,000 refugees each year.
“Refugee resettlement is a form of ministry, and one that we, and many other churches and faith-based organizations, cherish. The work of Episcopal Migration Ministries is God’s work, and we show the face of God through the care and compassion in that work,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church said in a statement. “I ask President Trump to continue the powerful work of our refugee resettlement program without interruption, recognizing the long wait and screening process that means refugees wait months and sometimes years to enter the country.”
In a statement on its website, Catholic Charities of Louisville, which also helps resettle refugees, said it was disappointed by the news.