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  • Migrants: Church leaders criticize Italy for tightening its grip on NGOs

    Migrants: Church leaders criticize Italy for tightening its grip on NGOs

    Church leaders have spoken up in defense of NGOs operating search and rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean, calling for the creation of safe channels for refugees who wish to come to Italy and criticizing some of the provisions within the ‘code of conduct’ that the state asked NGOs to sign in order to continue their work at sea.

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  • On the death of a bishop and truths about “the bishops”

    On the death of a bishop and truths about “the bishops”

    The August 3 death of Bishop Giovanni Benedetti, who led the Diocese of Foligno in Italy from 1976 to 1992, probably won’t attract much comment anywhere outside his native region of Umbria. That’s too bad, because his life illustrates several truths about Catholic bishops that often go unacknowledged or under-appreciated.

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  • NGO with ties to Pope accused of running ‘taxi service’ for immigrants

    NGO with ties to Pope accused of running ‘taxi service’ for immigrants

    The founder of the Spanish NGO “Proactiva Open Arms,” Oscar Camps who has met with Pope Francis twice on the issue of immigration, is defending his organization and others against charges that they are driving up the number of immigrants by encouraging people to risk dangerous sea voyages in unreliable vessels in order to grab EU cash for immigrant help.

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