The cry of Christ in the voice of the migrant moves us.”

More than 20 Bishops along the border of Texas and Northern Mexico have issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for us to listen to the cry of our migrant brothers and sisters.

In the statement, the bishops ask each of us to reflect on the lives of Jesus, Mary and Joseph as migrants and refugees more than 2,000 years ago and to also heed the gospel call of Christ, “Because I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was hungry and you gave me food (Mt. 25: 35-36).”

A copy of the bishop’s statement is below in both English and Spanish: