- Jan 18, 2020
Italy is preparing to welcome Donald Trump during his visit with Pope Francis in the Vatican and the G7, but what do Italians really think of the controversial president? The surprisingly positive Italian perspective might influence the pope, who, apart from having lived in Italy for four years now, also has an Italian heritage.
Kevin Appleby, director at the Center for Migration Studies of New York, says that ultimately, law enforcement has the right to detain and deport a person, and if they have probable cause that someone’s in the church that they need to apprehend, they can step on to its property and do so. The term “sanctuary” has to be clarified so all parties know what it can provide, and what it can’t.
The U.S. Catholic bishops wrote a letter to House members calling all political parties to address the health care reform with a “new spirit of cooperation for the sake of the common good.” The bishops noted that “discussions on health care reform have reached a level of intensity which is making open and fruitful dialogue difficult.”
President Donald Trump’s new executive order that imposes a 90-day ban on issuing visas to people from six predominantly Muslim nations had mixed reactions among Catholic and other religious groups. While some questioned the wisdom of such a move others vowed to oppose it outright.
On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from January’s previous order. It also reinstates a temporary blanket ban on all refugees.