- Associated Press - Thursday, February 2, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Bishop of Providence took to social media to speak out against President Donald Trump’s executive order to curb immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Bishop Thomas Tobin echoed the sentiments of other religious leaders who denounced the Republican’s moves earlier this week.

Tobin wrote on Facebook and the Diocesan website that he believes Trump’s recent executive order clashes with the agenda pushed by the Bishops of the United States in promoting “comprehensive and compassionate” immigration reform.

In previous interviews the Bishop has stated that he wasn’t convinced Trump was competent enough for office and he didn’t approve of his crude and vulgar language.

Tobin told WPRI-TV on Dec. 22 that he believes he wrote in Pope Francis’ name on Election Day.



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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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