Catholic Charities Affirms Support of Refugees
Monday, 30 January 2017 00:00

NEWS RELEASE                144 West Wood Street,
                                                                     Phone: 330-744-8451
                                                                     Fax: 330-742-6448
                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT  January 30, 2017
SUBJECT         Catholic Charities Affirms Support of Refugees
MORE INFO     Rev. David J. Bergner, SDS, Vicar for Social Concerns
                                                                                  330.744.8451 x320


Catholic Charities Affirms Support of Refugees

The fact that there are now over 65 million people in the world displaced from their homes remains one of the biggest challenges of our time and calls out for a generous response from the international world community of which we are a part.  The Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities still plans to do its part once the moratorium is lifted and continues preparations to receive 50 refugees for resettlement here. 

Paraphrasing Ted Bergh, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Father David Bergner, Vicar for Social Concerns, Diocese of Youngstown, re-iterated, “Welcoming immigrants and refugees is part of being Catholic and reflects the biblical tradition to welcome the stranger that is embraced by many faiths.  We remain faithful and steadfast in our commitment to welcome the stranger and we are grateful for the support of those who share our commitment.”

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Youngstown has been serving the most vulnerable in our community for almost 75 years.  Our programs serve the poor and protect the vulnerable regardless of religious background.  Our mission is to serve those in need, advocate for justice, and call on others to do the same.  Together with our donors and volunteers, we served and brought hope to over 34,000 people last year.

For more information, contact Father David Bergner by phone at 330-744-8451, ext. 320 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it