LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Saint William Parish on West Oak Street held a gathering on the church’s front steps on Tuesday, declaring their identity as a “sanctuary church”.
The church will step in to assist immigrants and refugees and aid in their efforts. They plan to continue being a voice for anyone fleeing violence or persecution.
Leaders said that the declaration is a public rejection of the racist policies presented by the present administration.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said in a statement that he called on all 100 parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville to respect the dignity of all people.