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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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Venezuelan migrants wait to get a refugee application at the Peruvian border post at the binational border attention centre in Tumbes, June 14, 2019.

Venezuelan bishops concerned by risk of emigrant trafficking

The Venezuelan bishops have expressed their concern for the risks to which Venezuelan emigrants, especially women, are exposed. More than... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis gives $500,000 to support migrants in Mexico

Peter’s Pence, a global charitable fund overseen by Pope Francis, will support migrants in limbo in Mexico, the charity has... Read more

Pope Francis meets with migrants at the Archdiocese of Rabat’s Caritas premises, March 30, 2019.

Pope Francis to migrants: The Church suffers with you

Immigrants are an important part of the Church and she is aware of the ways they have and are suffering,... Read more

Thousands of unaccompanied minors allege sexual abuse in government custody

Thousands of migrant children and teens have reported being sexually abused or harassed while in government custody during the last... Read more