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Spanish bishops on migrants: 'We don't love God if we don't love our brothers'

The head of the migration commission for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference emphasized that love of neighbor is essential for Christians,... Read more

Corridori Umanitari event at the Fiumicinio Airport in Rome, Italy, where 70 refugees were welcomed on Oct. 24, 2016.

Priest: We need to address roots of the global migration crisis

With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Bipartisan senators urge Trump administration to keep refugee program

A bipartisan group of 18 senators is urging the Trump administration not to shut down refugee admissions, but rather to... Read more

A Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Cardinals visit Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Two cardinals from the Philippines and Burma visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh this week, meeting with refugee families... Read more

Asylum seekers in Ciudad Juarez.

El Paso bishop launches fundraiser for asylum seekers stuck in Mexico

A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.  Read more

Refugees flee the Syrian Civil War in 2015.

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

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

Refugees in a camp on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

CRS steps up as millions in Ethiopia displaced by flooding, ethnic violence

With millions of Ethiopians forced out of their homes, Catholic Relief Services is working with the local Catholic Church to... Read more

Cardinal Tagle, president of Caritas International, visits Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dec. 3, 2018.

Researchers find 'evidence of genocide' against Rohingya

As new evidence emerges of atrocities committed in Burma's Rakhine state, the president of Caritas International visited Monday a Rohingya... Read more

Immigrants rights activists.

‘We’re brothers and sisters in Christ’: For Encuentro Catholics, immigration is personal

When Miriam Joyce of the Diocese of Raleigh talks about immigration, her face folds with concern.  Read more

Catholic Charities is collecting airline miles to reunite refugee families

Catholic Charities USA has announced a new initiative to help refugees and people seeking asylum to reunite with their family... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Historic low on US refugee cap lamented as 'deeply disturbing'

Catholic leaders have criticized an announcement that the United States will be reducing its refugee cap to historic lows, while... Read more

In Oregon, fewer refugees means changes for Catholic Charities

For some 70 years, Catholic Charities in Oregon has helped refugees settle into their new life – assisting with everything... Read more

Migrants on the the Italian Coast Guard vessel Diciotti wait to embark.

Italian bishops receive 100 Eritrean migrants stranded at port

The Italian bishops’ conference will accept the majority of African migrants who have spent 10 days stranded on a coast... Read more

Costa Rica Church opens reception centers for Nicaraguan refugees

The Diocese of Quesada in Costa Rica has set up two reception centers to serve the Nicaraguan refugees fleeing the... Read more

Syrian Refugees.

The Catholic Church's long history of resettling refugees in the US

The Catholic Church has resettled nearly one-third of all refugees received by the United States since 1980 through a public-private... Read more

Central Americans walk from Mexico to the U.S. side of the border to ask authorities for asylum on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Immigration ruling 'closes the door' to victims of abuse, gang violence

A ruling by the U.S. attorney general that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence may no longer qualify for... Read more

A woman at Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Duhok, Iraq on March 28, 2015.

Global campaign urges greater involvement to help migrants, refugees

Organizers of the international “Share the Journey” campaign are urging Catholics to step up and interact with migrants and refugees... Read more

Refugee from Mosul.

Pro-refugee sentiment drops, especially low among white Evangelicals

Americans’ belief in a duty to accept refugees has dipped, according to a survey showing that white Evangelicals are among... Read more

The flag of Venezuela.

Vatican promotes 'Bridges of Solidarity' for Venezuelan emigrants

The ongoing crisis in Venezuela has produced a tremendous flow of emigration, with thousands fleeing the instability and hyperinflation under... Read more