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A Syrian refugee at a camp north of Athens last week

A Syrian refugee at a camp north of Athens last week

Greek government under fire for neglecting migrants

16/01/2017 18:37

Twenty parliamentary deputies of Greece’s ruling left-wing Syriza party have called for a probe into what they call their own government’s indifference to the plight of migrants in Greek island holding camps

A child migrant waits to be transferred from a rescue ship in the Mediterranean to a registration center in Southern Italy

A child migrant waits to be transferred from a rescue ship in the Mediterranean to a registration center in Southern Italy

JRS on World Day of Migrants and Refugees: children deserve a future

14/01/2017 12:30

Reiterating his call for the protection of vulnerable child migrants, Pope Francis has dedicated his message for this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees to children. JRS International Director speaks about JRS concerns and commitments.

Pope Francis pictured with Cardinal Peter Turkson (R), Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Pope Francis pictured with Cardinal Peter Turkson (R), Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Card. Turkson says migration upsets fulfillment of need for home in children

13/01/2017 18:32

Cardinal Peter Turkson says the need for a ‘habitat’ or a home is found in the first pages of the Bible but that migration impedes the fulfillment of that need. His comments came in an interview on Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Irish Ambassador to the Holy See, Emma Madigan presenting her letters of credentials to Pope Francis in Sept 2014

Irish Ambassador to the Holy See, Emma Madigan presenting her letters of credentials to Pope Francis in Sept 2014

Irish Ambassador on Pope's words of peace and hope

13/01/2017 16:05

Ireland’s ambassador to the Holy See says Pope Francis’ speech to the diplomatic corps on Monday, serves as a reminder that we should always be thinking about peacebuilding.

A migrant in the snowbound Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesbos

A migrant in the snowbound Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesbos

Greek Navy rescues snow-bound migrants on Lesbos

11/01/2017 18:58

The Greek Navy has sent a transport vessel to the island of Lesbos to take on about 500 migrants whose camp tents have been flattened by heavy snow.

Australia's ambassador to the Holy See Melissa Hitchman

Australia's ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, reflects on Pope Francis' words to the diplomatic corps on Monday January 9th

Australian ambassador praises Pope's words on peace, migration

11/01/2017 16:24

Australia’s ambassador to the Holy See says her government is in “listening mode” and keen to cooperate closely with the Vatican on questions such as disarmament, combatting human trafficking, or promoting child and maternal health

Haitian migrants next to a wall separating Mexico and the United States

Haitian migrants next to a wall separating Mexico and the United States

US Bishops: ‘Creating a Culture of Encounter’

29/12/2016 18:49

The Catholic Church in the United States is preparing to celebrate “National Migration Week” at the beginning of the year as it has done for the past 50 years or so.