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Migrants in Europe.

Compassion vs. security: What to do with Syrian refugees?

As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics –... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope praises Ugandans for helping refugees rebuild their lives

Pope Francis praised the Ugandan people for showing “outstanding concern” for refugees in a time when our world is witnessing... Read more

Migrants in Europe.

Compassion vs. security: What to do with Syrian refugees?

As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics –... Read more

Syrian refugees on the Slovenian Austrian border.

Canada can do better, bishops say in wake of refugee crisis

Allow yourself to be troubled by the plight of migrants and refugees around the world – this was the message... Read more

Refugee children at a Refugee Camp in Iraq.

Knights of Columbus sending one month of food to Erbil refugees

This month, the Knights of Columbus will provide food to some 13,500 families in Erbil who have been displaced by... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Brazilian community of Varginha July 25, 2013.

Pope: all European churches to welcome refugees during Year of Mercy

Pope Francis Sunday issued a strong appeal to the entire European Church – including the Vatican – to take in... Read more

A young child at the Sharia Refugee Camp in Dohuk Iraq.

To welcome refugees is a witness of the resurrection, Pope says

On the first anniversary of the arrival of Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Pope Francis sent a letter thanking the country... Read more

Sister Diana Momeka, OP appeared before the House of Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. on May 13, 2015.

Iraqi Christians have lost everything – except their faith, nun tells Congress

Having lost their homes, their heritage and their sense of dignity, Iraqi Christians victimized by the Islamic State feel abandoned... Read more

Refugee children at the Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Duhok, Iraq 2 on March 28, 2015.

Facing uncertain future, Iraqi refugees sacrifice for education

Less than a mile away from the local coffee shops, fancy restaurants, and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, the capital... Read more

Refugee children at a refugee camp in Duhok, Iraq on March 28, 2015.

Fighting ISIS with a school – Iraqi bishop says education is needed for change

Bishop Bashar Matti Warda is the bishop of Erbil, Iraq, one of the dioceses most attacked by ISIS, and where... Read more

Ankawa in Erbil Province.

Ankawa bomb attack strikes unease in refugees with nowhere else to go

A car bomb explosion in front of the American consulate in what is considered the safest city in Iraq has... Read more

Shelan Jibrael (far right) stands with a group of refugees in Erbil, Iraq.

One Christian woman's quest to care for the forgotten Yazidis in Iraq

Shelan Jibrael’s office is located in the Iraqi city of Erbil, where tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians displaced by... Read more

A young Syrian child raises her arms in a gesture of surrender.

The 'surrender' of a Syrian girl gives face to the plight of refugee children

A photo that went viral last week depicting a young Syrian child “surrendering” in front of a camera she thought... Read more

 A young child at the Sharia Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq.

Pope's delegation offers comfort, communion to Iraqi refugees

Hoping to awaken the world conscience on Iraq, a Pontifical delegation traveled to Erbil and Dohuk to foster local communion... Read more

Reem Alhaswani at a Caritas Internationalis / Voices of Faith press conference.

Economic progress for Syria's women proves a silver lining amid war

The destruction of Syria’s ongoing war has unearthed an unexpected jewel in the refugee camps of Lebanon: the chance for... Read more

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

Turkish border closed as Christian hostages in Syria spike to 250

The number of ISIS hostages in Syria has increased to at least 250 after continued attacks on Christian villages, and... 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

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

Maan George Hanna, an Iraqi Christian refugee at a church shelter in Jordan.

Iraqi Christians say there's no going home after rise of Islamic State

Christians lived in Iraq for nearly two thousand years, but the violent rise of the Islamic State has convinced many... Read more

Imad Ibraheem Daood with his wife Sajida and their four children, in a refugee center in Amman.

In refugee limbo, Iraqi Christians keep the faith

Threatened by forced conversion or death at the hands of the Islamic State, many Iraqi Christians have had to flee... Read more

The hands of a Syrian refugee woman.

Debt, illness, discrimination – Syrian refugees struggle in Lebanon

After losing their homes and their livelihoods, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are now finding their plight worsened by the financial... Read more