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Pope Francis meets with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz March 5, 2018.

Pope, Austrian Chancellor discuss migration, nuclear disarmament

Mar 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Monday, Pope Francis and Europe's youngest political leader met at the Vatican, where they discussed an array of issues... Read more

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

Pope on migration: Peace isn't possible unless we go beyond polemics

Nov 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

When it comes to migration, Pope Francis said the world, particularly Christians, must approach the issue with a “contemplative gaze”... Read more

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (public domain)

Like Mother Cabrini, treat migrants with charity and justice, Pope says

Nov 9, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis praised St. Frances Cabrini in the preface to a book about her life for her foresight in addressing... Read more

Bishop: Trump's immigration principles will harm the vulnerable

Oct 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After US President Donald Trump asked Congress to pass stricter immigration laws if they plan to grant legal status to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Oct. 9, 2017.

Migration, Reformation center of Pope's meeting with German president

Oct 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Monday Pope Francis met German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Vatican for a conversation focused largely on migration and... Read more

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (public domain)

Mother Cabrini's care for immigrants remains relevant, Pope Francis says

Sep 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a letter Tuesday to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis reflected on the role of... Read more

Refugee families in Iraq. Photo courtesy of Zuzana Dudova.

Take in more refugees, not fewer, bishops urge White House

Sep 17, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to further reduce the number of refugees the U.S. will accept in the coming... Read more

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

Sep 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

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

Bishops disappointed as Trump administration ends migration program for minors

Aug 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Trump administration ended a parole program for young migrants from Central America, the head of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

'Arbitrary expulsions' won't solve the migration crisis, Pope says

Aug 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

In his message for the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis outlined a four-step vision for responding... Read more

Migration and sustainable development – what's the link?

Jul 25, 2017

Why do people migrate in the first place? And what if there was a way we could address the international... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Francis: Migrant crises require focus on reality, dialogue, commitment

Jun 12, 2017

Pope Francis sent a letter last week to the Latin American Parliament as they discuss migration in the region, encouraging... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana at a press conference on the Synod on the Family, Oct. 23, 2015.

Cardinal Turkson: Put your faith before your nationality

Jun 2, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Vatican experts on human development and social issues challenged Catholics around the world this week to respond with openness and... Read more

Catholics' mission in immigration debate: avoid false divides

Mar 30, 2017

As immigration debate continues under the Trump administration, one bishop has stressed the need for Catholics to make sure their... Read more

The border fence between the United States and Mexico.

Building the border wall is treasonous, Mexico City archdiocese declares

Mar 29, 2017

The Archdiocese of Mexico said in a Sunday editorial that Mexican businessmen who would participate in the construction of a... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexico's bishops launch 'the migrant is a gift' campaign on social media

Mar 13, 2017

The Mexican Bishops have launched a #elmigranteesundon (the migrant is a gift) campaign on social media to show their dissatisfaction... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square April 13, 2016.

Pope Francis: Protecting migrants is a 'moral imperative'

Feb 21, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday Pope Francis said that it is our duty to defend the dignity of migrants, particularly by enacting just... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to students during his visit to Roma Tre University Feb. 17, 2017.

Integration key to quelling fear of migrants, Pope Francis says

Feb 17, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis paid a visit to Rome’s “Roma Tre” university, stressing to students the importance of dialogue, listening... Read more

US bishop disappointed over new policy toward Cuban migrants

Jan 15, 2017

On Friday, the U.S. bishops’ migration chair criticized the Obama administration’s denial of decades-old special protections for Cuban migrants to... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Bishops remain hopeful on immigration reform in a Trump presidency

Jan 14, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

The upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has raised questions about the future of immigration reform, but the nation’s Catholic... Read more