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Immigration

Kansas Catholic Bishops Walk Fine Line On Syrian Refugee Crisis

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J. Schafer
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Statue of Jesus in a Kansas Catholic church.

President Obama wants the United States to accept refugees who are fleeing the violence in Syria and Iraq. Congress opposes this plan, as do most governors, including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Some churches are taking a different stand.

Last week, the United Methodist Church said its congregations in Kansas and Nebraska were willing to sponsor Syrian families. Meanwhile, Catholic church leaders in Kansas issued a statement of support for Syrian refugees, but also provided a word of caution.

Catholic Bishop John Brungardt, of the Dodge City Diocese, spoke with KPR's J. Schafer: