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Pope Francis greets migrants and refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis greets migrants and refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

Vatican on migration: an opportunity for development

24/07/2017 15:26

The integration of forced migrants in host nations can and must become an opportunity for new understanding, broader horizons and greater development for everyone. This message was at the heart of Fr  Michael Czerny's address to a UN Session in New York dedicated to migration issues.

Bishop Mark Seitz' Pastoral Letter on Migration

The title page of Bishop Mark Seitz' Pastoral Letter on Migration.

El Paso Bishop calls for comprehensive immigration reform

20/07/2017 13:04

In a strong pastoral letter on migration, U.S. Bishop Mark Seitz, of El Paso, Texas, calls on Catholics to welcome migrants, and help work for comprehensive immigration reform. 

Pope Francis' letter to ANSA

Pope Francis' letter to ANSA

Pope Francis sends letter in support of migration info portal

05/07/2017 10:02

Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Italian news agency ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), expressing his approval and support for the new InfoMigrants news portal aimed at providing migrants with accurate information

 

Migrants plead for help from aboard a dinghy boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa

Migrants plead for help from aboard a dinghy boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa

‘Donations should help migrants and local poor’ – Holy See to GFMD

28/06/2017 12:15

The Holy See has called for financial donations to developing countries hosting refugees and forced migrants to go equally towards supporting arriving migrants and the local poor

 

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew throw wreaths into the sea in memory of those who died crossing the Mediterranean

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew throw wreaths into the sea in memory of those who died crossing the Mediterranean

To die of hope: Prayer vigil for those who die during journey of hope

22/06/2017 15:47

'To die of hope' is a prayer vigil led by the community of Saint Egidio together with other faith-based organizations and groups who care for refugees and forced migrants to remember the tens of thousands of people who have died trying to reach Europe in hope of safety and a future. 

Migrant children from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq on a special train that takes refugees in Macedonia close to the border with Serbia

Migrant children from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq on a special train that takes refugees in Macedonia close to the border with Serbia after having entered Europe from Greece

World Refugee Day: an opportunity to grow together

19/06/2017 18:53

World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20th, pays tribute to millions of forced migrants across the globe who are on the move, in search of protection and opportunity. Marking the occasion JRS has released a joint ecumenical statement entitled “Refugees: an opportunity to grow together.”

Eritrean migrants

Eritrean migrants in the hold of a wooden boat crossing the Mediterranean

Vatican hosts seminar on migration ahead of Global Compact

13/06/2017 17:09

A two day seminar on migrants and refugees concluded in the Vatican on Tuesday, with experts from countries across the globe looking ahead to an intergovernmental conference due to take place at the United Nations in 2018