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US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

Oct 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will... Read more

Central American migrants and asylum seekers prepare to board a freight train in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexican bishops say government proposal of 'humanitarian camp' for migrants is unilateral

Sep 4, 2021

By David Ramos

The bishops of Mexico on Thursday said that a proposal of the Instituto Nacional de Migración to establish a "humanitarian... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexico's bishops oppose measures to contain and return migrants at country's southern border

Sep 1, 2021

By David Ramos

The bishops of Mexico have reiterated their opposition to the "contain and return measures" implemented by their government to stop... Read more

A portion of the Darien Gap in Panama's Darien province. Credit: UrbanUnique/Shutterstock.

Latin American bishops ask help for migrants stranded in jungle on Panama-Colombia border

Aug 16, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Three Latin American ecclesial organizations on Wednesday asked for help for the thousands of migrants on their way to the... Read more

Members of the migrant caravan take temporary shelter in a stadium in Mexico City on their way to the United States border, Nov. 8, 2018.

After ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is dismissed, USCCB urges acceptance of migrants

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday emphasized the need to welcome immigrants after the Supreme Court resolved a challenge to... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

Continue pressing for immigration reform, US bishops told

Jun 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Church must continue to push for immigration reform and to address the root causes that make people migrate to... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is moved as he recalls his grandfather at a Vatican press conference, June 15, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle chokes up while recalling grandfather’s migration story

Jun 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican cardinal said that visiting refugee camps reminded him of his migrant roots. Read more

Bishop urges US House to support immigrant, refugee 'essential workers'

Sep 24, 2020

The chair of the US bishops’ migration committee emphasized the importance of immigrant workers in testimony submitted to a hearing... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles venerates an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe while saying Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Dec. 12, 2017.

Proclaim 'universality of salvation', Archbishop Gomez says at immigrant Mass

Sep 21, 2020

The US needs to hear the proclamation of the unity of nations and the universality of salvation, Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Catholics in Los Angeles invited to prayer and pilgrimage for migrants, refugees

Sep 16, 2020

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is inviting Catholics to join in a novena and to watch Masses online this weekend... Read more

Following Trump's halt to US immigration, bishops call for solidarity

Apr 24, 2020

As the Trump administration suspends immigration to stem the spread of coronavirus, the United States’ bishops encouraged global solidarity, saying... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

US bishops declare solidarity with immigrants, refugees

Jan 3, 2020

Anticipating its observance of National Migration Week, the US bishops' conference said Thursday that it stands in solidarity with immigrants... Read more

Priest assisting in identification of Essex lorry deaths

Nov 4, 2019

After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined... Read more

Police officers drive away a lorry in which was discovered 39 dead bodies, at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, Oct. 23, 2019.

Catholics call for prayer, legal migration routes after Essex lorry deaths

Oct 26, 2019

In the wake of the discovery of the bodies of eight women and 31 men inside a semi trailer in... Read more

Members of the Knights of Columbus help to deliver supplies to the Casa del Migrante in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Texas Knights of Columbus work with Mexican Knights to aid migrants

Oct 10, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Following an August announcement from the Knights of Columbus that the group would commit at least $250,000 to aid migrants... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexican bishops: Government devalues migrants' dignity

Jul 24, 2019

The Mexican bishops reaffirmed Tuesday its concern over the lack of a humanitarian reception for migrants, whose dignity has been... Read more

Teams with And Then There Were None and New Wave Feminists deliver supplies in McAllen, TX.

Pro-life women deliver semi-truck full of supplies, $72,000 to the border

Jul 16, 2019

By Mary Farrow

The heat index in McAllen, Texas was 125 degrees on Saturday, but that did not stop members of the pro-life... Read more

The corpses of migrant Oscar Martinez and his daughter Angie Valeria are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, June 26, 2019.

US-Mexico border bishops sorrowed by migrant deaths

Jul 1, 2019

The bishops on either side of the Rio Grande where several migrants died last week expressed Friday their sorrow over... 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.

Faith sustains wife of drowned migrant, bishop says

Jun 28, 2019

Tania Vanessa Ávalos, the wife and mother of the migrants who died trying to cross into the US this week,... Read more

The flag of Chile.

Chilean diocese concerned for Venezuelan migrants at border crossing

Jun 26, 2019

The Diocese of San Marcos de Arica expressed Monday its concern over the humanitarian conditions of hundreds of people, mostly... Read more