World Refugee Day

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A Caritas Athens soup kitchen for refugees in Greece.

Catholic leaders: Don’t forget refugees during pandemic

Jun 20, 2020

People around the world have practiced solidarity during the pandemic, and they should do the same for refugees, Catholic humanitarian... Read more

Refugees flee the Syrian Civil War in 2015.

Bishops mark World Refugee Day amid 'biggest migratory crisis since WWII'

Jun 20, 2019

Today, on World Refugee Day, the world marks the highest number of forcibly displaced people in nearly 70 years. In... Read more

A Caritas Athens soup kitchen for refugees in Greece.

There are 21 million refugees around the world in need of solidarity

Jun 20, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As the global refugee crisis is at its worst since World War II, Catholics cannot be indifferent to the plight... Read more

Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon stand in line to receive aid.

On World Refugee Day, bishops implore U.S. to address Syria

Jun 20, 2014

The chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration declared the refugee situation in Syria a “humanitarian disaster” and called... 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