- Jan 18, 2020
Bureaucratic miracles are his specialty, and on Monday he finalized one: Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski arranged a contract offering a lifeline for thousands of refugees in the Italian region of Foggia.
In an April document on youth and young adults, Pope Francis called for ministry to serve certain populations, including migrant youth. After all, in the United States alone, the population ages 15-39 is set at 104.9 million and, of those, 19.1 million, or 18 percent, are migrant youth.
Refugee advocates are opposed to the decision announced by the Trump administration Sept. 26 that it plans to admit no more than 18,000 refugees in the next fiscal year, the lowest number since the resettlement program was created in 1980.
Pope Francis on Sunday said that Christians cannot be indifferent and insensitive to the “tragedy” of poverty, “our hearts deadened” before the misery of innocent people.
After moving Pope Francis – and the world – with his sculpture “Homeless Jesus,” a Canadian artist is at it again, this time as the mastermind behind the first new sculpture installed in St. Peter’s Square in over 400 years: It depicts 140 migrants and refugees and is called “Angels Unaware.”