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Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

Catholic archbishop aids Muslim refugees in Central African Republic

Jun 16, 2014

A Catholic archbishop in the violence-ridden Central African Republic recently reached out to a group of 600 Muslim refugees, saying... Read more

Thousands of Syrians streamed across a bridge over the Tigris River, entering Iraq on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Syrian patriarch: aid needed to calm Christian flight

Jan 29, 2014

Syria’s leading Catholic bishop has said that humanitarian aid should be increased in and near Syria to help contain Christians’... Read more

Thousands of Syrians streamed across a bridge over the Tigris River, entering Iraq on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Lebanese bishop appeals for Christian Syrian refugees

Jan 7, 2014

Christian refugees from Syria living in Lebanon need the support of their Western counterparts, according to an Eastern Catholic bishop... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013.

Prejudice towards migrants and refugees must end, Pope stresses

Sep 24, 2013

By Elise Harris

In honor of the upcoming World Migration Day, Pope Francis said that the improvement of society demands the end of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Pope Francis urges faithful to help meet refugees' needs

Sep 12, 2013

Pope Francis called for solidarity with refugees during his Tuesday visit to a Jesuit refugee center in Rome, reminding Christians... Read more

Syrians streaming into Kurdistan, Iraq on August 15, 2013.

Syrian refugees find support from Catholic Relief Services

Sep 10, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Unable to enter refugee camps run by the United Nations, many Syrians fleeing from violence in their home country have... Read more

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Pope Francis visits refugees at Jesuit center in Rome

Sep 10, 2013

Just two months after paying a visit to immigrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa, Pope Francis visited a group... Read more

Fr Anucha Chaowpraeknoi celebrates Mass with COER volunteers in Thailand.

Catholic volunteers in Thailand aid refugees from Burma

Sep 5, 2013

Responding to a humanitarian crisis pushing tens of thousands of a minority ethnic group in Burma from their homes, Caritas... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Homily during a Mass for Priests, Religious, and Seminarians at WYD on July 26, 2013.

Pope Francis to meet with refugees in Rome next month

Aug 23, 2013

In a few weeks, Pope Francis will make a short trip outside the walls of the Vatican City to the... Read more

Syrians streaming into Kurdistan, Iraq on August 15, 2013.

Twenty-thousand Syrian Kurds forced to take refuge in Iraq

Aug 21, 2013

Following recent clashes in Syria between al-Qaeda linked opposition groups and Kurdish forces, 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Iraqi... Read more


Pope to visit Rome center for undocumented refugees

Apr 9, 2013

A priest in Rome says Pope Francis personally called him to say he will visit the Astalli Center, a local... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah appears in a April 2012 interview with CNA. File photo.

Vatican officials arrive in Jordan as refugee crisis continues

Feb 19, 2013

Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, is visiting Jordan to take stock of the serious refugee... Read more

A shell lays in the middle of the street in Homs, Syria, a remnant of the June 11, 2012 heavy attack leveled on the city.

Bishops' delegation says international support critical for Syrian refugees

Nov 2, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A delegation from the U.S. bishops’ conference that recently visited the Middle East believes that the Syrian refugee crisis is... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 24, 2012.

Pope urges respect for rights of migrants, refugees

Oct 30, 2012

The Vatican has released Pope Benedict's message for the upcoming ninety-ninth World Day of Migrants and Refugees, in which he... Read more

The wreckage of an Egyptian military vehicle after militants drove it through a security fence into Israel from Egypt on August 6, 2012.

Church leaders urge Egyptian troops to rescue Sinai hostages

Aug 9, 2012

“Dramatic changes” in the Sinai peninsula region offer Egypt's government a chance to rescue trafficking and torture victims, an assembly... Read more

Two boys from Syria are among the thousands of Syrian refugees receiving food and other emergency assistance from Caritas Jordan.

Catholics providing Syrian refugees with medical treatment

Jul 8, 2012

It was the end of March when the violence in Syria became unbearable for Salwa, a young mother who lived... Read more