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Pope Francis greets migrants at a welcoming hub near Cesena, Italy Oct. 1, 2017.

Don’t let fear keep you from welcoming the stranger, Pope says

At a special Mass Sunday for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis said that while it is... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Catholics lament Trump's 'regrettable' comments on migrants

Fr. Martins Emeh is a Nigerian who has been living in the United States for the past 20 years.  Read more

El Salvadoran boy.

US bishops: End of protected status for Salvadorans is ‘heartbreaking’

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that it will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran migrants,... Read more

Syrian refugee.

National Migration Week spotlights journey of immigrants

The 2018 National Migration Week observed by the U.S. bishops’ conference will focus on the theme, “Many Journeys, One Family,”... Read more

Bishop urges Trump admin to extend protections for El Salvador migrants

The Bishop of El Paso is urging the Trump administration to extend a temporary residency program for Salvadoran migrants for... Read more

LA Archdiocese creates website to take action for DACA youth

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, CA has encouraged Catholics in the U.S. to advocate for an extension to... Read more

Bishop Jorge Rodriguez.

Denver bishop to offer Christ the King Mass for immigrants and refugees

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver will celebrate a Spanish-language Mass for immigrants and refugees on the Solemnity of Christ... Read more

Cardinal DiNardo: This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for immigrants and refugees

In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Catholic universities study how to respond to migrant, refugee crisis

This week, representatives from Catholic universities around the world are gathered in Rome to study how higher education can better... Read more

With clock ticking on DACA, Republican senators offer path to citizenship

With the future uncertain for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors, three Republican Senators say they have... Read more

How the US Church is 'sharing the journey' with immigrants

Catholic leaders in the U.S. are hoping that the newly announced “Share the Journey” campaign will foster a welcoming attitude... Read more

Pope Francis visits a refugee camp in Bangui, CAR on Nov. 29, 2015.

Pope Francis launches campaign to encounter and welcome migrants

Pope Francis on Wednesday announced a new initiative encouraging a “culture of encounter” and efforts to warmly welcome immigrants and... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21, 2016.

Trump administration announces changes to travel ban

Just weeks before the Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s travel ban, the administration announced... Read more

Pope Francis with participants in the International Forum Migration and Peace, Feb. 21, 2017.

Rise in immigration makes us missionaries at home, Pope Francis says

On Friday, Pope Francis said that the mass arrival of migrants and refugees may have its challenges, but also gives... Read more

US bishops urge care of refugees as Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban

As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to stand temporarily, the U.S. bishops'... Read more

What the bishops say about politics matters – and here's why

Catholic moral theologians have responded to Steve Bannon's accusation that the U.S. bishops are economically motivated in their stance on... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane.

Pope hopes Trump will 'rethink' DACA decision on pro-life grounds

During a press conference Sunday aboard the papal plane from Colombia to Rome, Pope Francis said that though he is... Read more

Steve Bannon speaking at the 2017 CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland.

'Outrageous and insulting' – US bishops reject Bannon's immigration remarks

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday sharply rejected claims by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that the bishops... Read more

Bishop Tobin: Ending DACA shatters lives. So does abortion.

Many Americans are justifiably outraged at the lives that will be shattered by the cancellation of DACA – but that... Read more

Arizona, New Mexico bishops ask Trump to keep DACA

The Catholic bishops of Arizona and New Mexico have joined the growing chorus of voices calling on President Donald Trump... Read more