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Catholic Charities Receiving Threats Over Support of Syrian Refugees

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/18/15

Details:

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has received threats because they help Syrian refugees resettling in Louisiana, according to an official at the organization. Communications Coordinator Carol Spruell said the organization received a call around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday where a person made gun threats. Spruell said the organization has received calls in the past few days threatening to suspend donations, though the threats then escalated, prompting them to call police. “We take every threat seriously,” said Col. Mike Edmonson, head of the Louisiana State Police, which is currently investigating the threatening call. Edmonson said the call came from out of state. Several other organizations that help refugees have also received threats, according to leaders of Catholic Charities.

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