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Honduran migrants near the Mexican border in Sonora State. Hundreds of Central American and Mexican migrants attempt to cross the US border daily.

Honduran migrants near the Mexican border in Sonora State. Hundreds of Central American and Mexican migrants attempt to cross the US border daily.

Tex/Mex border Bishops vow to build bridges rather than walls

15/02/2017 14:40

US and Mexican border Bishops have vowed to continue to follow the good example of Pope Francis and seek to construct bridges rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation.Their promise came in a  joint statement released by Bishops of the border between Texas and Northern Mexico.

A Hungarian soldier stands guard along the border with Serbia

A Hungarian soldier stands guard along the border with Serbia.

Human rights activists threaten suit against Hungary

10/02/2017 16:43

Human rights activists have vowed to sue Hungary at the European Union's top court after the government announced that it will hold asylum seekers in border camps made up of shipping containers while their asylum requests are settled.

People of all faiths gathered in Dallas for a vigil in protest at Trump's Order temporarily banning immigrants from 7 Muslim-majority countries

People of all faiths gathered in Dallas for a vigil in protest at Trump's Order temporarily banning immigrants from 7 Muslim-majority countries

Muslims and Christians unite to call for bridges not walls

07/02/2017 16:44

Reacting to the US President’s Executive Order to tighten restrictions on arrivals to the United States the Jesuit Refugee Service has released a joint interfaith statement with the Italian Islamic Religious Community calling for bridges, not walls.

U.S.-Mexico border fence

A woman looks through the border fence separating San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico

Anti-migrant legislation is "deporting the heart of America"

02/02/2017 16:52

American theologian Father Dan Groody, C.S.C. believes that building walls and banning immigrants means “deporting the heart of America” and “letting the politics of fear rule us”. 

A woman from Mali after being rescued from the Mediterranean sea, north of Tajura, Libya.

A woman from Mali after being rescued from the Mediterranean sea, north of Tajura, Libya.

Germany calls situation of migrants in Libya "catastrophic"

31/01/2017 18:54

Germany's government says the human rights situation in Libya is "catastrophic" with migrants trying to reach Europe bearing the brunt of abuse in the North African nation. The concern over Libya comes ahead of an upcoming summit of European Union leaders.  

The Franciscan Action Network establish the Franciscan Committment for Resistance  of Muslim registry

The Franciscan Action Network establish the Franciscan Committment for Resistance of Muslim registry

US Franciscans call on government to reverse refugee policy

31/01/2017 12:35

Franciscans in the United States have expressed their dismay for the government’s announcement to ‘pause’ Refugee Resettlement.

 

Migrants walk along the train tracks in Sonora State, Mexico. Hundreds of Central American and Mexican migrants attempt to cross the US border daily.

Migrants walk along the train tracks in Sonora State, Mexico. Hundreds of Central American and Mexican migrants attempt to cross the US border daily.

Mexican Bishops call on US government to respect migrants

28/01/2017 15:20

Expressing pain and rejection for US President Donald Trumps’ decision to erect a wall on the US/Mexico border, the Catholic Bishops of Mexico have issued a statement in which they invite the US administration to respect migrants.

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny

Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, joint head of the section for migrants and refugees at the Vatican's new office for Integral Human Development

Wellbeing of society measured by response to migrants

27/01/2017 17:15

Canadian Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, recently appointed as undersecretary of the Vatican’s new department for Integral Human Development, belives that the way a country responds to the needs of migrants and refugees is a “thermometer” of the wellbeing of that society