- Jul 9, 2020
Britain’s immigration detention system fosters a “culture of death” and the practice should be ended, according the country’s leading Catholic refugee agency.
Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to a Jesuit-run refugee center in Rome for its continued care for migrants and refugees fleeing war, persecution and hunger.
Asylum seekers waiting to enter the U.S. are in a state of limbo and at even greater risk due to COVID-19.
The Vatican’s ambassador to Syria has urged the international community not to forget the country, which has been crippled by a decade of civil war, and appealed for governments to assist Syrian migrants and refugees living abroad.
The recent decision by the Department of Homeland Security to extend restrictions on nonessential crossings of the southern border due to the COVID-19 pandemic did not surprise Catholics who work with migrants in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Catholic leaders in England are urging the UK government to tackle the “known structural inequalities” that are causing ethnic minorities to suffer disproportionately from the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.