- Mar 29, 2020
Church leaders around the world are pleading that migrants not be forgotten during pandemic.
Catholic aid agencies have urged the evacuation of Syrian war refugees from camps in Greece to “avert a catastrophe” from the coronavirus. “More than 42,000 people are trapped in hopelessly overcrowded camps and horrific conditions — there is no hope of containing any outbreak,” Caritas Europe, Jesuit Refugees Service and
A new book ‘Dying to Live: Stories From Refugees on the Road to Freedom’ gives firsthand accounts of life in refugee camps.
For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church’s mission to serve them.
A pair of bishops who spent two hours at a Maryland detention center praying and talking with a small group of immigrants facing deportation saw how strong family bonds are.
Jesuit Cardinal Michael Czerny, Under-Secretary of the Migrant sand Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has something keeping him up at night: “The challenge of seeking to engage with truth in spite of the falsehoods that spread so rapidly in modern social media.”