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A detail from Timothy P. Schmalz’s sculpture, ‘Angels Unawares.’

Vatican diplomat: Lockdowns revealed ‘glaring contradiction’ in attitudes towards migrants

Coronavirus lockdowns revealed a “glaring contradiction” in attitudes towards migrants, a Vatican diplomat said Thursday.  Read more

A soup kitchen for refugees in Athens.

Vatican to turn building offered by nuns into shelter for refugees

The Vatican said Monday that it would use a building offered to it by a religious order to house refugees.  Read more

Sister Norma Pimentel with volunteers and staff.

Catholic religious sister and migrant advocate named one of 2020's 'Most Influential People'

Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus and executive director of Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley, this... Read more

US Department of Homeland Security seal.

Mexico investigating alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom... Read more

Department of Homeland Security Seal.

'Expedited' investigation ordered over alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

The acting director of U.S. immigration services has ordered an expedited investigation into allegations that hysterectomies were performed on immigrant women in federal... Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation from the project Snapshots From The Borders at the Vatican Sept. 10, 2020.

Pope Francis: borders should be ‘windows,’ not barriers of division

Pope Francis appealed Thursday for a fundamental change in the way the world sees migration.   Read more

Farm workers.

Protect vital migrant and farm workers during coronavirus, bishops say

The bishops of the United States have called for increased protections and support for farm workers during the ongoing COVID-19... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Do not forget the poor during the coronavirus pandemic

The suffering of the poor cannot be ignored during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Thursday in his televised morning... Read more

Pope Francis on Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope Francis: Christians can unite in welcoming migrants, each other

Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing Christ’s love,... Read more

Posadas celebration at a Mexican migrant center in Matamoros.

Border bishops celebrate Posadas with migrants at Mexican shelter

Three bishops from along the U.S.-Mexico border joined migrants last week in celebrating Las Posadas, a Latin American Christmas tradition... Read more

Pope Francis installed inside the Vatican palace a cross with a life jacket molded to it. Dec. 19, 2019.

Pope Francis installs cross in Vatican for migrants who died in Mediterranean

Pope Francis Thursday hung a cross encircled by a life jacket inside a Vatican building in memory of migrants and... Read more

Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz poses next to his sculpture, 'Angels Unawares.'

'Angels Unawares' - Vatican migration sculpture coming to United States

In 2019, Pope Francis unveiled a new bronze sculpture in St. Peter’s Square, “Angels Unawares,” a depiction of migrants throughout... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sept. 29, 2019.

At Mass for Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says world is increasingly elitist

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sunday with a message that the world is... Read more

Spanish bishops on migrants: 'We don't love God if we don't love our brothers'

The head of the migration commission for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference emphasized that love of neighbor is essential for Christians,... Read more

A helper from Doctors Without Borders holds a Nigerian child as a migrant ship arrives at a Sicilian port May 14, 2018.

After deadly shipwreck, Pope Francis appeals for safety of migrants

As up to 150 migrants are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, Pope Francis... Read more

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement portrayed with the US flag. Via Shutterstock

Raids on undocumented migrants to go ahead, Trump announces

Planned raids to detain and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants will go ahead after a postponement of several weeks, the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for migrants killed in airstrike in Libya

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of the airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya, and called... Read more

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go... Read more

Mexico City shelter for migrant caravan. November 2018.

Mexican bishops ask government to assist in migrant crisis

The Mexican Bishops' Conference has made a public request for help from the country's authorities, as well as all people... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: Be not afraid of migrants

Pope Francis said Friday that people need to overcome their fear of migrants and refugees, and look for the face... Read more