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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

A migrant child sits on the deck of a NGO ship as it arrives with migrants on board in Italy

A migrant child sits on the deck of a NGO ship as it arrives with migrants on board in Italy

Holy See denounces detention of migrant children

12/06/2017 11:20

The Holy See, in the person of Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, has called on the international community to protect the rights of unaccompanied migrant children and to consider them primarily as children rather than as migrants

 

Pope Francis at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis shakes the hand of a child at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in April 2016

Vatican at UN: Don't let fear prevail in tackling migrant crisis

22/05/2017 19:33

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, Undersecretary of the Vatican’s new department for Integral Human Development, tells an event at the United Nations in New York that "it’s essential to use “adequate tools of analysis, rather than letting fear and self-interest prevail” in tackling the migrant crisis

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva

AB Jurkovič calls for 'far-sighted' agreement on migration

08/05/2017 16:45

The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič addressed a consultation conference on Monday, preparing for the way for an international agreement on migration and human rights.