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Corridori Umanitari event at the Fiumicinio Airport in Rome, Italy, where 70 refugees were welcomed on Oct. 24, 2016.

Priest: We need to address roots of the global migration crisis

Aug 21, 2019

With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community... Read more

Image of a U.S. permanent residency card. Via Shutterstock

New green card rule undermines family unity, bishops say

Aug 13, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has voiced opposition to a new “public charge” policy that could deny visas and... Read more

Children demonstrate at a Los Angeles meeting for immigration reform. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Mississippi bishops encourage aid for families affected by ICE raids

Aug 12, 2019

Mississippi’s Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week’s extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at food... Read more

Asylum seekers in Ciudad Juarez.

El Paso bishop launches fundraiser for asylum seekers stuck in Mexico

Jul 30, 2019

A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.  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

Jul 28, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

US bishops say reported shutdown of refugee program is 'disturbing'

Jul 22, 2019

If reports of major cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum programs are true they are alarming, the chair... Read more

Demonstrators during a "Catholic Day of Action" gather in the Russell Senate building on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2019.

Priests and sisters arrested with protestors at immigration demonstration on Capitol Hill

Jul 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A group of Catholics were arrested at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a peaceful protest... Read more

Migrants from Honduras on their way to the United States July 10, 2019.

Ariz. Catholic agency hopes to house asylum seekers in unused detention center

Jul 11, 2019

A Catholic agency in Tucson, Arizona is hoping to transform an unused portion of a juvenile detention center into housing... Read more

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

Jul 4, 2019

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

El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz prepares to escort Celsia Palma, 9, from Honduras, before they cross a Port of Entry bridge towards the U.S. on June 27, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

El Paso migrant shelter closes as 'humanitarian crisis' at border continues

Jul 4, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic aid agency in El Paso, Texas, has closed a temporary shelter for migrants and asylum seekers released from... Read more

Venezuelan migrants walk southbound along the Pan American highway after receiving refugee permits at the Peruvian border.

Chilean diocese announces solidarity campaign for migrants at border

Jul 2, 2019

The migration ministry in the Diocese of Arica, Chile has announced an aid campaign for the hundreds of migrants facing... Read more

Migrants are detained north of the U.S. border.

People not politics: Pro-life groups unite to send aid to the border

Jun 28, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Reports of children with matted hair, inadequate sleep and no access to showers or clean clothes. A published photo of... Read more

View of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US in Matamoros, June 24, 2019.

Pope Francis 'profoundly saddened' at image of drowned migrant father and daughter

Jun 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis expressed his ‘immense sadness’ upon seeing the image of the migrant father and child who drowned in their... Read more

The ‘dire’ border crisis continues as federal funds run out fast

Jun 21, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Amid of a surge of migrants, many of them minors, seeking to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials have called... Read more

Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera, president of the Mexican Bishops Conference, and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Mexican bishops meet with President López Obrador on peace, migration

Jun 19, 2019

A delegation from the Mexican Bishops' Conference met June 17 with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, discussing... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Meet the bishop who weaves Gospel verses, art, and Tolkien into his ministry

Jun 17, 2019

By Matt Hadro

There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there’s “Amigo de Frodo”, who provides... Read more

US bishops oppose Trump immigration plan, say families are foundational

May 19, 2019

Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced concern over President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan, stressing that families should be... Read more

A delegation of US bishops visit Sister Norma Pimentel at the Catholic Charities Immigrant Respite Center in McAllen Texas, July 1, 2018.

After order to vacate residential area, McAllen Catholic immigration center to move downtown

Apr 26, 2019

After a close vote, McAllen, Texas officials approved a new downtown location for a Catholic immigration relief center that was... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo

US House asks court to block funding for border wall

Apr 24, 2019

Lawyers representing the US House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a motion in federal court to block funding for the... Read more

Don’t deport people who don’t deserve it, Catholic bishops tell Senate

Apr 11, 2019

American residents deserve permanent legal protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship if they came to the U.S. as... Read more