LETTERS: Christian welcome


I have read the pros and cons of accepting refugees, and now I am ready to welcome these well-screened Syrian families.


I have read in this newspaper the pros and cons of accepting refugees, and now I am ready to welcome these well-screened Syrian families with some genuine Canadian hospitality and Christian values.

I cannot help thinking that Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre is a perfect place to house several refugee families in the interim, before this beautiful property is sold by the Catholic church (Retreat centre to close, Nov. 11). It has accommodations, kitchens and staff.

I only hope that the church is ready to extend a helping hand and give these people sanctuary in their hour of need. Showing them a new and peaceful lifestyle here will go a long way to ‘fighting’ ISIS.

We have so much to offer. We are a country made up of immigrants.

Thank goodness you accepted me 40 years ago.


Pat Young, Surrey



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