Statement in support of offshore detainees By Archbishop Denis Hart, President, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 13 October 2016
The Australian Bishops have endorsed the “Bring Them Here” campaign to return offshore detainees to Australia from Manus Island and Nauru, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a statement yesterday.
The President of the ACBC, Archbishop Denis Hart, said: “The Australian Catholic Bishops deplore the detention of our brothers and sisters on Nauru and Manus Island. While recognising the effort of the Government to find a solution, we say that enough is enough. We call on the Government to bring offshore detainees to Australia while awaiting further decisions on their future.
“We pledge the help of our Catholic communities and institutions to welcome and support these refugees when they arrive, including Catholic health, education and social services.”