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Pope Francis.

What common ground could Trump and Pope Francis find?

When Pope Francis was asked last week about his upcoming meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump, he made headlines for... Read more

Despite pleas from bishops, immigration arrests soar in 2017

Immigration arrests have risen sharply in 2017 compared to the previous year, after the Trump administration unveiled stricter immigration policies,... Read more

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

Latest migrant tragedy prompts call to address root problem

After hundreds more migrants perished last weekend in the deadly Mediterranean passage to Europe, one Catholic expert insisted that the... Read more

Mexican bishops: The cry of migrants is the cry of the Church

In the context of their 103rd Full Assembly, the Mexican Bishops Conference released a statement on the suffering on migrants,... Read more

Supreme Court won't hear case of Central American asylum seekers

A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday,... Read more

Don't send a mother who fled drug cartels back to Mexico, archdiocese pleads

U.S. immigration authorities should show mercy on a detained Catholic mother with a special needs child, who fled Mexico when... Read more

Pope Francis on the papal flight from Rome, Italy to Quito, Ecuador on July 5, 2015.

Pope Francis: Stop using the word 'illegal' as a synonym for 'immigrant'

Pope Francis said Friday that when it comes to solving the immigration crisis, the media need to stop perpetuating negative... Read more

Immigrants' rights activists.

On immigration, 'sanctuary' is not the ultimate solution, bishop says

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver didn’t tell a group of Hispanic parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, Colo.,... Read more

Archbishop Jose? Go?mez of Los Angeles at a press briefing at the Vatican Oct. 22, 2015.

Archbishop Gomez: English wasn't America's first language

In recent months, national debates over immigration and deportation have reached a fever pitch in the wake of President Trump's... Read more

March for life, peace and migrants in Tijuana draws 30,000

Some 30,000 people gathered last Sunday for the 17th March for Life, Peace and Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.    Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Chaput: Everyone who's a legal citizen should come pray for immigrants

As fears of deportation threaten to keep many immigrants home from a prayer service on Sunday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of... Read more

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

Federal judges in Hawaii, Maryland block Trump's new travel ban

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Donald Trump’s temporary refugee and travel ban from going into effect.  Read more

A Syrian refugee child at a camp in Serbia, October 2015.

Don't shut US doors to refugees, bishops plead

With people fleeing humanitarian crises around the world, President Donald Trump’s new executive order halting refugee admissions is wrong, Catholic... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro-JD.

Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen shot at border

The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the case of a Mexican teen shot dead by a border... Read more

New immigration rules will hurt the vulnerable, US bishops warn

The Trump administration’s new border and immigration enforcement rules needlessly endanger the vulnerable, militarize the border and will cause many... Read more

At the Mexico border, Catholic bishops unite for migrants

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right of people to migrate and the need for... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Who is our neighbor? Faith leaders say it's refugees

As leaders of many faiths gathered for prayer in Washington, D.C. this week, they pledged solidarity with refugees looking to... Read more

Syrian children at a refugee camp.

Catholic leaders: Refugee ban actually harms national security

Rather than protecting U.S. interests, recent executive orders restricting immigrants and refugees could actually pose a threat to national security,... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump defends refugee policy as part of protecting religious freedom

President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted that protecting religious freedom is a U.S. priority, while defending his recent halt of... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin speaks to CNA on Jan. 31, 2017.

Cardinal Tobin praises Trump admin on pro-life stance, criticizes on immigration

In the first days of U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said he has seen encouragement... Read more