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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

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.

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Australia causing refugees 'severe and lasting harm' - HRW

13/01/2017 15:45

In its annual global report, Human Rights Watch described Australia's poor treatment of refugees in offshore detention camps as "draconian". 

 

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.

Sant'Egidio's Christmas and New Year's lunch at a Rome prison  in 2015

Sant'Egidio's Christmas and New Year's lunch at a Rome prison in 2015

Sant’Egidio: Christmas lunch the most beautiful of the year

23/12/2016 15:35

The Catholic lay community Sant’Egidio is gearing up for its traditional Christmas lunch for the poor and marginalized.  Its guests this year: some 200,000 people in 700 cities around the globe, including the elderly, homeless, poor, prisoners, refugees and street children.

 

Secretary for Relations with States within the Vatican's Secretariat of State, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

Secretary for Relations with States within the Vatican's Secretariat of State, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

ABP Gallagher to OSCE: ‘Migrants, refugees not threat to security’

09/12/2016 18:30

The Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, addressed the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday, saying Europe should welcome the “exceptional migration flow of people” fleeing war and economic hardships