Articles on this issue "refugees"
Report contributed by Vatican Radio via news.va. -- The family of Syrian refugees being hosted by the Vatican parish of Santa Anna had the opportunity to thank Pope Francis for his …read more
Staying in Vatican Apartment as Italy Considers Their Request for Protection
According to a press release issued today by the Apostolic Almoner, the parish community of St. Anna in the Vatican has received a family of refugees, consisting of a father, mother and two …read more
"Regardless of their religious affiliation or national origin, these refugees are all human persons—made in the image of God, bearing inherent dignity, and deserving our respect and care and protection by law from persecution"
Catholics in the United States, as well as all people of good will, should express openness and welcome to refugees fleeing Syria and elsewhere in order to survive, said the president of the …read more
Dioceses Working to Coordinate Individual/Parish Offers of Help
The leaders of the bishops' conference of England and Wales on Wednesday released a statement responding to Pope Francis' call last Sunday regarding the refugee crisis in Europe. The bishops' …read more
Gives 7 Suggestions and References for More Ideas
On Tuesday's feast of the Nativity of the Virgin, the leader of Canada's bishops penned an open letter to the faithful of the nation regarding the refugee crisis in Europe and around the …read more
This report is contributed byOliver Maksan and Clare Creegan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- A callto redouble efforts to help Syrian refugees ahead of the winter has been made by the Middle …read more
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is praying for migrants and refugees as record numbers seek asylum in Europe. The former Pope’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, assured Mass-goers in …read more
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good …read more
Pope Francis is calling on all European parishes and religious communities to take in one refugee family, as the United Nation recognizes the record number of people trying to enter Europe, …read more
“Despite all your suffering, stay! Be patient! Don’t emigrate! Stay for the Church, your homeland, for Syria and its future! Stay! Do stay!”
This report is contributed by Claire Creegan and John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need: * * * One of Syria’s most senior Catholic leaders has issued an impassioned plea to young people, …read more
Invites Faithful to Pray for Those Who Lose Their Lives on 'Terrible Journeys'
Pope Francis today prayed for immigrants who lose their lives on their "terrible journeys" seeking a better life. The Pope offered this prayer after leading the midday Angelus with those …read more
At End of General Audience, Father Samir Yousif Showed Pope Album Documenting Atrocities of the War
Immediately after Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis metan Iraqi priest committed to helping refugees. After attending the audience ina front row space reserved …read more
Sunnis From Syria Change Religious Demographic
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A senior Lebanese cleric fears for the future of his country’s Christian community. His worries stem from the …read more
"Many of us may never change the world but let us not forget that we can change the world around us"
Former asylum seeker and refugee, Vietnamese-born Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM has called on all Australians to show the same kind of generosity shown to him and his family when they …read more
Sends Letter of Solidarity, Consolation to Refugees in Jordan
Pope Francis has senta message of solidarity to refugees, which forcefullyexhortedthe international community to react inthe face of the dramatic situation in the Middle East. The Holy Father …read more