Watch: Bishop Robert Cunningham stands by previous comments on Trump's immigration policies

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Robert Cunningham, the Bishop of the Syracuse Diocese, spoke with NewsChannel 9’s Carrie Lazarus on Friday, discussing his views on President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Earlier this week, the Bishop voiced his opposition of the temporary ban on refugees, calling it “un-Christian and un-American”

“This action is simply un-Christian and un-American. We cannot tolerate racial and religious injustice. We must stand with our refugees. Yes, screen vigilantly as we have, but never abandon our commitment to help others seek peace and freedom,” Bishop Robert Cunningham said in a press release.

Catholic Charities says more than 200 refugees slated for Syracuse are being held up, despite being vetted and approved.

The Bishop will hold a special Mass in Solidarity with Refugees and Exiles on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 9:45 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Downtown Syracuse.

Click the player to hear what Bishop Cunningham had to say. 

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