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Pope Francis visits the Mavrovouni refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Dec. 5, 2021

Pope Francis calls migrant crisis a ‘shipwreck of civilization’ during refugee camp visit

Dec 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni migrant reception and identification center located along the shore of the island of Lesbos, Read more

USCCB applauds Biden for raising limit on refugee admissions

May 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday praised the Biden Administration for its decision to raise the refugee ceiling. Read more

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500

May 3, 2021

President Biden on Monday raised the refugee admissions cap for the current fiscal year, more than quadrupling the current limit. Read more

White House says it will increase refugee cap in May

Apr 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

President Joe Biden will increase the refugee admissions limit by May 15 - after reports that he would keep the... Read more

Syrian refugee family at a camp in Passau, Germany - August 2015

‘Refugee resettlement has effectively been halted’: Catholics implore Biden to accept more refugees

Apr 15, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic organizations expressed dismay that the United States this year could admit the lowest number of refugees in decades.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the general audience on Oct. 19, 2016.

ISIS captive among new refugees welcomed by Pope Francis

Apr 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has taken in three new Syrian families, some members of which were ISIS prisoners before gaining freedom and... Read more