A Meeting of Bishop Grecco and Minister Jason Kenney

June 2, 2012

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012 the Diocesan Refugee Sponsorship Committee, in company with Bishop Grecco were able to spend time in informed discussion with Mr. Jason Kenney, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship and Multiculturalism.  This unique opportunity presented itself when Minister Kenney was in Charlottetown for meetings with provincial representatives involved with immigration.  Minister Kenney was interested in the diocesan initiative to sponsor three Iraqi refugee families and it was apparent from the discussions that he is personally well informed about the situation that Iraqi Christians face because of religious persecution in their homeland. It was also an opportunity for the Bishop and the Minister to become re-acquainted as they had met previously, several years ago.