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A migrant woman prays in front of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at a migrant shelter in McAllen, Texas, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.

Texas attorney general appeals decision in case against Catholic nonprofit

Jul 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The attorney general’s office is also going forward with investigations into other border nonprofits he suspects of illegal activity, including... Read more

Asylum seekers wait in line to be processed by the Border Patrol at a makeshift camp near the U.S.-Mexico border east of Jacumba, San Diego County, California, Jan. 2, 2024.

San Diego Catholic Charities struggles with security risks after accusation of ‘smuggling’

Jun 20, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Catholic Charities San Diego has been dealing with protests and harassing messages following a claim that it is hosting an... Read more


This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of June

Jun 1, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

In a video, the Holy Father announced that his prayer intention for June is for those fleeing their homelands. Read more

Dainelys Soto, Genesis Contreras, and Daniel Soto, who arrived from Venezuela after crossing the U.S. border from Mexico, wait for dinner at a hotel provided by the Annunciation House on Sept. 22, 2022, in El Paso, Texas.

Texas says Catholic group should be shut down over ‘criminal enterprise’ at U.S. border

May 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Paxton accused Annunciation House in El Paso of facilitating “illegal border crossings.” Read more

Groups of migrants wait outside the Migrant Resource Center to receive food from San Antonio Catholic Charities on Sept. 19, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.

Catholic Charities denies its purchase of airfare for migrants was misuse of federal funds

Apr 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Rep. Henry Cuellar and Rep. Monica de la Cruz accused the San Antonio Catholic relief group of an inappropriate use... Read more

View of a pantheon built by the Red Cross to bury the bodies of irregular migrants at the Municipal Cemetery of El Real de Santa Maria, Darien Province, Panama, on March 8, 2023, on the eve of its delivery to Panamanian authorities. The Red Cross constructed the hundred niches pantheon to bury the bodies of irregular migrants who die during their journey through the inhospitable Darien jungle in search of the American dream.

‘Out of Christian charity,’ priests bury migrants who died in Darien jungle

Apr 5, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

The inhospitable Darién jungle has for years become an unavoidable route for hundreds of thousands of migrants who want to... Read more

Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville, 1960-2024, officiating at the wedding of Steve and Courteney Simchak in 2019.

A legacy of love: Catholics reflect on Bishop Dorsonville’s impact on the Church

Feb 2, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

An immigrant, priest, and bishop, Mario Eduardo Dorsonville was known and beloved to people from the halls of Congress to... Read more


Priest says migrants in northern Mexico are being kidnapped on a constant basis

Jan 5, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Mexican authorities reported Jan. 3 the rescue of 31 migrants who had been kidnapped the night of Dec. 30 on... Read more

A migrant carries a baby in the Darien Province in Panama on Sept. 22, 2023. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have entered Panama through this jungle so far this year.

Pope Francis urges humanitarian response to Darien migration tragedy

Dec 20, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

“We need the joint effort of the most directly affected countries and the international community to prevent this tragic reality,”... Read more

Pope Francis meets with 30-year-old Mbengue Nyimbilo Crepin, who shared his story during a meeting at the pope’s Vatican City residence Casa Santa Marta on Nov. 17, 2023.

Pope Francis has emotional meeting with African migrant who lost his wife and daughter

Nov 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Mbengue Nyimbilo Crepin shared his story during a meeting at the pope’s Vatican City residence Casa Santa Marta on Nov.... Read more

School children pay tribute to those killed in a Nov. 6, 2023, fire that left 14 migrants dead in a settlement in the Cerro Obligado neighborhood of the town of Coronel, Chile.

Chilean archbishop expresses pain, shame over fire that killed 14 migrants

Nov 10, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The tragedy occurred Nov. 6 in a house built with pallet wood and tin roofing in a camp where families... Read more

Migrants take a rest while taking part in a caravan toward the border with the United States in Tapachula, Chiapas State, Mexico, on Oct. 31, 2023.

Bishops urge Congress to take new measures to protect migrant children from human trafficking

Nov 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. bishops urged Congress to take 10 new measures focused on removing children from dangerous situations and placing them... Read more

San Juan Diego Migrant House in the state of Mexico.

St. Juan Diego migrant hostel: a refuge on the route through Mexico

Nov 2, 2023

By Diego López Colín

St. Juan Diego Migrant House in central Mexico has become a refuge for those undertaking dangerous journeys in search of... Read more

Pope Francis prayed for migrants and refugees with the delegates of the Synod on Synodality at St. Peter's Square on Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2023.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis leads prayer for migrants during Synod on Synodality

Oct 20, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The simple, 25-minute prayer service took place in a quiet St. Peter’s Square in front of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz’s... Read more

A migrant boat on the beach at Camposoto San Fernando Cádiz, Spain.

Cardinal denounces enslavement, violence against African migrants en route to Europe

Oct 12, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero said: “We are talking about robberies, violence, rape, and being sold as slaves.” Read more

Polish dancers at the reception following this year's World Day for Migrants and Refugees Mass at St. Paul’s Parish in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 23, 2023.

Migrants and refugees Mass in Canada celebrates universality, vibrancy of the Church

A Mass celebrating the annual World Day for Migrants and Refugees was held Sept. 23 in Richmond, British Columbia, showing... Read more

Migrants outside a foster home in Mexico City.

Archdiocese of Mexico warns migrant reception centers are overwhelmed

Oct 6, 2023

By Diego López Colín

According to the Ministry of the Interior of Mexico, between January and August it had encountered 402,324 undocumented migrants in... Read more

This aerial picture taken on Sept. 14, 2023, shows the U.S.-Mexico border fence with camp shelters left by migrants in San Ysidro, California.

Biden administration to build miles of new border wall in Texas

Oct 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Biden administration had to waive 26 federal laws to resume the construction of the new wall. Read more

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States wait as they are processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the early morning hours after crossing into Arizona from Mexico on May 10, 2023 in Yuma, Arizona.

Map shows the Catholic Church’s migrant shelters in Mexico

Sep 5, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The map was developed in order for migrants to have a more efficient way to find the centers and shelters... Read more

Bishops of Central America, North America, and the Caribbean met in El Salvador Aug. 21-25, 2023, to analyze various migratory scenarios at an international meeting.

In front of the tomb of St. Óscar Romero, bishops pledge to care for migrants

Aug 31, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Meeting in El Salvador Aug. 21-25, representatives of bishops’ conferences analyzed the various migratory scenarios at an international meeting. Read more