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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta July 8, 2020.

Pope Francis calls on Christians to recognize the face of Christ in migrants

Jul 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered Mass Wednesday asking the Virgin Mary to help Christians recognize the face of Christ in each migrant... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 16, 2019.

Pope Francis to celebrate Mass marking anniversary of Lampedusa visit

Jul 6, 2020

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass Wednesday marking the seventh anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa.  Read more

Pope Francis greets migrants July 6, 2018 after Mass for the anniversary of his visit to Lampedusa.

Pope Francis: Migrants are people, not just a social issue

Jul 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis called Monday for an end to the rhetoric which views migrants as something ‘other,’ saying they are human... Read more

Archbishop Francesco Montenegro of Agrigento, who will be made a cardinal at the Feb. 14 consistory.

A cardinal for migrants: Italy's Archbishop Francesco Montenegro

Feb 13, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Archbishop Francesco Montenegro of Agrigento still feels himself more of a priest with concern for the poor than a cardinal,... Read more

Migrants at Lampedusa, who flee such situations as the instability in Libya and war and terror in Iraq and Syria.

Political instability, war, and terrorism know no borders – Vatican official

Feb 4, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the Vatican's Secretary of State addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean on Monday regarding the shared challenge of... Read more

A group of asylum seekers and immigrants at the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Salesians back humane solutions for asylum seekers in Italy

Jun 20, 2014

Two Salesian groups in Italy launched an initiative Friday to coordinate their activities for immigrants, many of whom are refugees,... Read more