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Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

U.S. bishops hold National Migration Week amid migrant crisis

Sep 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. bishops are inviting Catholics to participate in National Migration Week and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees... Read more

Indigenous drummers welcome Pope Francis to Lac Ste. Anne.

A look beyond the headlines: Pope Francis encounters Catholic life and history on his journey to Canada

Jul 28, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

This “penitential pilgrimage” is dedicated to a real path of reconciliation with the Native American populations, and at the same... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on June 22, 2022.

The Vatican is asking Catholics to share their experiences of helping migrants and refugees

Jul 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In a video message released on July 28 ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis poses... Read more

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Archbishop calls for international efforts after 17 migrants from Haiti die in rough seas in the Bahamas

Jul 25, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The archbishop of Nassau in the Bahamas reacted with sadness to the news of a boat carrying migrants from Haiti... Read more

Antonio Fernandez, CEO of Catholic Charities San Antonio, aids a migrant following the death of dozens of people abandoned in a truck.

Catholic Charities San Antonio aiding survivors and their families after Texas migrant deaths

Jun 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Following the discovery of the bodies of more than 50 migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in San Antonio,... Read more

In this aerial view, members of law enforcement investigate a tractor trailer on June 27, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. According to reports, at least 46 people, who are believed migrant workers from Mexico, were found dead in an abandoned tractor trailer. Over a dozen victims were found alive, suffering from heat stroke and taken to local hospitals.

San Antonio archbishop to preside at memorial Mass after Texas migrant deaths

Jun 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Following the discovery of dozens of migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in Texas — thought to be the... Read more

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Give Ukrainians temporary immigration protections, senators ask Biden 

Mar 1, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Russian invasion of Ukraine means that Ukrainians in the United States deserve temporary protected status under federal immigration law,... Read more

Mexican national guard officers work in the area where a trucked rolled over after a traffic accident that killed migrants from Central America, Dec. 9, 2021 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. A truck accident leaves at least 49 people dead and dozens injured according to authorities. Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central American who were travelling on a truck that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge.

Catholic leaders offer prayers after Mexico truck crash kills at least 54

Dec 10, 2021

By Mercedes De La Torre

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the victims of Thursday’s traffic accident in Mexico’s Chiapas state that caused the... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Mavrovouni refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Dec. 5, 2021

Pope Francis calls migrant crisis a ‘shipwreck of civilization’ during refugee camp visit

Dec 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni migrant reception and identification center located along the shore of the island of Lesbos, Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters

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