Articles on this issue "refugees"
Visiting St. Sauveur Refugee Camp, Francis Urges Everyone to Repeat 'We Are All Brothers'
We must work and pray and do everything for peace. The Holy Father gave this exortion when speakingoff-the-cuff to the St. Sauveur Refugee Camp in the Central African Republic's capital of …read more
Asks for More Help in Keeping Christians in Their Homeland
This report is contributed byOliver Maksan and Clare Creegan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A Lebanese archbishop has called on Europe to rethink the conflict in Syria following the …read more
“What can we do? First of all it is necessary to overcome the resignation that paralyzes. Certainly it is not possible to reconstruct from the wreckage the ‘good old days’ that were yesterday. However, we can let ourselves be inspired by the life of the first Christians”
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today to the German bishops, in Rome for their five-yearly ad limina visits. * * * Dear Fellow Brothers, I am happy to be able to greet …read more
"ISIS showed us the ugly face of Islam—but their killing and atrocities made us see how beautiful our faith is"
This report is contributed by Philip Abou Zeid of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * One of the Lebanese capital’s eastern suburbs is home to the Assyrian Christian quarter, with at its heart …read more
"We can look at strengthening the already stringent screening program, but we should continue to welcome those in desperate need"
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued a statement on Syrian refugees during the Bishops' annual General …read more
"Father Arrupe, who had lived through the atomic bomb explosion at Hiroshima, realized the scope of that tragic exodus of refugees. He saw it as a challenge which the Jesuits could not ignore if they were to remain faithful to their vocation"
On Saturday, Pope Francis addressed the Jesuit Refugee Service. Here is a Vatican translation of the text. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to receive you on this, the thirty-fifth …read more
"My delegation is fully aware of the legal and other complexities of migration, especially in cases of massive forced exodus or displacements due to conflicts or catastrophes. Over and above all other considerations, however, it is necessary always to see the human face of migration, to recognize the migrant as a fellow human being, endowed with the same human dignity and rights as we are"
Here is a Nov. 3 statement from Archbishop Bernardito Auza,Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the United Nations, at the 3rdCommittee of the 70th Session of the …read more
As refugees continue to stream across the borders of many countries, an increasing number of bishops are speaking out about the need to provide shelter and assistance to those fleeing from …read more
“You see the parents caring for the children, and the children smiling so innocently, not knowing what’s happening and finding solace in the arms of their parents – it breaks your heart"
“Everyone has seen the images on television, yet it’s still a shock when you witness the refugee crisis firsthand,” said CardinalLouis Antonio Tagle of Manila after a visit with Caritas to a …read more
"Although the influx of migrants and refugees seriously challenges the various societies that accept them, the dignity of the human person always takes precedence over partisan interests and economic considerations"
Resources must be equitably distributed, human dignity must take precedence over politics and economics, and people shouldn't have to reject their education and skills in order to make a …read more
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