College of Cardinals

US cardinal sees challenging 4 years with Trump on refugees

Pope Francis' surprise pick for cardinal, American Archbishop Joseph Tobin, said Thursday the U.S. church has four difficult years ahead as it insists on providing welcome to migrants and refugees during a Donald Trump administration.

Tobin knows well what lies ahead: As archbishop of Indianapolis, Tobin publicly challenged Trump's vice president-elect, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, over his order to prevent aid groups from helping resettle Syrian refugees in the state.

Tobin refused, and last year the archdiocese settled the Syrian family — followed by 52 other refugees.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Tobin said the U.S. church has been helping...