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Refugees - Latest News
Sep 29, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sunday with a message that the world is becoming more elitist to the detriment of the poor and the most vulnerable.
Sep 27, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Catholic leaders and organizations have condemned an announcement by the Trump administration that it intends to cap the number of refugees admitted to the United States at 18,000 for the 2020 financial year. 
Sep 19, 2019 - 05:50 pm .- The head of the migration commission for the Spanish Bishops’ Conference emphasized that love of neighbor is essential for Christians, and this includes a care for migrants and refugees.
Aug 21, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community must act to alleviate the suffering of those forced to leave their homes, a priest said this week.
Aug 5, 2019 - 04:26 pm .- A bipartisan group of 18 senators is urging the Trump administration not to shut down refugee admissions, but rather to increase admissions.
Aug 1, 2019 - 12:01 am .- Two cardinals from the Philippines and Burma visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh this week, meeting with refugee families as well as relief agency personnel and government officials.
Jul 31, 2019 - 12:25 am .- A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.
Jul 30, 2019 - 03:17 am .- Phally Budock owes a lot to her mother.
Jun 20, 2019 - 03:35 pm .- Today, on World Refugee Day, the world marks the highest number of forcibly displaced people in nearly 70 years. In their statement marking the day, the U.S. bishops said “the world is embroiled in the biggest migratory crisis since World War II with more than 25 million refugees around the world.”
Feb 4, 2019 - 06:11 pm .- With millions of Ethiopians forced out of their homes, Catholic Relief Services is working with the local Catholic Church to offer immediate relief and to address the root causes of their displacement.
Dec 6, 2018 - 10:50 am .- As new evidence emerges of atrocities committed in Burma's Rakhine state, the president of Caritas International visited Monday a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Sep 22, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- When Miriam Joyce of the Diocese of Raleigh talks about immigration, her face folds with concern.
Sep 20, 2018 - 11:14 am .- Catholic Charities USA has announced a new initiative to help refugees and people seeking asylum to reunite with their family members through donated airline miles.
Sep 18, 2018 - 01:18 pm .- Catholic leaders have criticized an announcement that the United States will be reducing its refugee cap to historic lows, while global rates of refugees and forcibly displaced persons are at an all-time high.
Sep 8, 2018 - 04:20 pm .- For some 70 years, Catholic Charities in Oregon has helped refugees settle into their new life – assisting with everything from housing to English classes.
Aug 28, 2018 - 11:55 am .- The Italian bishops’ conference will accept the majority of African migrants who have spent 10 days stranded on a coast guard ship in a Sicilian port.
Aug 2, 2018 - 01:25 pm .- The Diocese of Quesada in Costa Rica has set up two reception centers to serve the Nicaraguan refugees fleeing the violence that has plagued their country for nearly four months.
Jun 21, 2018 - 04:26 pm .- The Catholic Church has resettled nearly one-third of all refugees received by the United States since 1980 through a public-private partnership with a high rate of successful integration of refugees into society, according to a report released in June 2018.
Jun 13, 2018 - 12:04 am .- A ruling by the U.S. attorney general that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence may no longer qualify for asylum could “close the door” on the most vulnerable, warned a refugee official with the U.S. bishops’ conference.  
Jun 7, 2018 - 10:10 am .- Organizers of the international “Share the Journey” campaign are urging Catholics to step up and interact with migrants and refugees through shared meals or other activities as part of a global action week.