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US bishops, in flurry of statements, welcome President Biden’s actions on immigration, environment

January 22, 2021

On January 21, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published four statements welcoming actions taken by President Joseph Biden:

The statements followed the Inauguration Day statement of Archbishop José Gomez, the US bishops’ conference president, welcoming President Biden’s call for national healing and emphasizing that “we cannot stay silent” on abortion. That statement occasioned an unusual public clash, with Cardinal Blase Cupich offering strong criticism, and other bishops rallying to Archbishop Gomez’s defense.


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