New Hampshire's Catholic Bishop Calls For 'Generous Response' To Syrian Refugees

Nov 23, 2015

Bishop Peter Libasci
Credit Diocese of Manchester, NH

New Hampshire's Catholic bishop says the state can resettle refugees while keeping residents safe from potential terrorists. 

<>In a statement Friday, Bishop Peter Libasci said the Diocese of Manchester stands ready to help Syrians fleeing violence. He said while security concerns are understandable in the wake of recent attacks, including the mass killings in Paris, New Hampshire residents should learn more about the screening process for refugees and quote "to consider the stories of the persecution these poor souls have suffered."

A number of New Hampshire officials have urged the federal government to halt refugee resettlement from Syria over concerns the process would not be able to screen out potentially dangerous individuals.