Letters to the Editor

Pray, and remember that we are all refugees

The recent news about refugees from around the world has been disturbing and heartrending.

Miami’s Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Coconut Grove invites Miami-Dade’s Cuban-exile community, and the members of other Hispanic communities, to pray for the Cubans who are caught in the refugee crisis in Central America.

We will come together at a special mass at 11 a.m. Sunday to pray in support of the refugees stranded in the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

We all should come together and pray for a quick resolution to this immigration and humanitarian crisis that has left thousands of Cubans hostage as they try to escape their homeland’s dictatorship that makes it impossible for citizens to lead happy and rewarding lives.

As always, we will pray for them — men and women, the young and old — and hope they will not be used as political pawns, subject to manipulation without consideration of their suffering.

At the foot of the Virgin, the same one who along with her husband and carrying Baby Jesus in her arms, had to endure much hardships before finding refuge in Egypt, we will pray.

We must always remember that we are all refugees.

Rev. Juan Rumín Domínguez, rector, La Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre, Coconut Grove