Center for Religious Immigration and Protection
Mission: As the number of foreign-born Catholics immigrating to the United States continues to steadily increase, the number of U.S. men and women entering the seminary or religious life continues to steadily decrease. In light of this reality, the Church is bringing foreign-born religious workers into the United States to address the growing need for spiritual and pastoral ministry to foreign-born and U.S. Catholics. The Center for Religious Immigration and Protection assists more than 250 archdiocese, dioceses and religious institutes to bring foreign-born religious workers to the U.S. for education, formation, or ministry. The Center offers a variety of legal and educational services that enable CLINIC to fulfill its mission to enhance, extend, and support the legal immigration work of the Catholic Church.
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