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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. 

Pope Francis addresses the Rome Diocese Pastoral Conference at St. John Lateran accompanied by Cardinal Agostino Vallini (L)

Pope Francis addresses the Rome Diocese Pastoral Conference at St. John Lateran accompanied by Cardinal Agostino Vallini (L) and Bishop Angelo De Donatis (R)

Pope Francis opens annual Diocese of Rome pastoral conference

20/06/2017 06:00

Pope Francis made his second visit to Rome’s Cathedral, St. John Lateran, in as many days on Monday evening to open the Diocese of Rome’s annual pastoral conference, reflecting on its theme of how to accompany parents in educating their adolescent children

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.”

Fr. Michael Czerny (R), Undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Fr. Michael Czerny (R), Undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Holy See: ‘Expand legal avenues for refugees to combat traffickers’

19/06/2017 15:59

The Holy See has called for international cooperation to facilitate safe and legal migration ahead of World Refugee Day. Fr. Michael Czerny told the United Nations in Geneva that legal migration and international cooperation is the correct approach to the world’s refugee crisis

 

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

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

 

Syrian refugees walk with their belongings after crossing over the border into Jordan in 2016

Syrian refugees walk with their belongings after crossing over the border into Jordan in 2016

A helping hand for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

11/05/2017 17:27

A leading member of the charitable organization Collateral Repair Project speaks about the extent of the humanitarian crisis faced by Syrian and Iraqi refugees who are trying to eke out an existence in neighbouring Jordan.