LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - In the wake of President Donald Trump's recent executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has issued a statement condemning the president's actions.
The Catholic Church has helped people fleeing from violence from around the world, Archbishop Kurtz said.
"This is part of our identity, since as a Catholics, we are called by Jesus Christ to protect the vulnerable and recognize the human dignity of all people." Archbishop Kurtz said. "We pray for a pastoral heart as we strive to treat people in a humane way that respects our common good and the common desire that all have for full and safe lives."
President Trump's ban also puts America's refugee program on hold.