A preferential option for Christians

An Iraqi Christian child who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, lies on a bed in 2014 at a church in Amman, Jordan. The world continues to be silent in the face of widespread persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, Pope Francis said. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA) See POPE-IRAQIS Aug. 6, 2015.

When it comes to receiving Iraqi and Syrian refugees into North America, Christians should come first for some very sound and humanitarian reasons.