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  • Archbishop: Migration should be a choice, not ‘something forced’

    Archbishop: Migration should be a choice, not ‘something forced’

    “Helping distressed populations where they are, rather than procrastinating and hoping for the best,” Philippine Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, said, “is the most effective way to prevent their becoming involuntary migrants. It could also be the most cost effective way to help them and to spare them from all forms of exploitation.”

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  • Church cautious on charges that migrant care has become a racket

    Church cautious on charges that migrant care has become a racket

    So far, the Catholic Church in Italy and the Vatican are taking a cautious stance on a burgeoning scandal involving charges that NGOs are hauling migrants excessive distances to bring them to Italian ports, in order to cash in on public funding for their care. Some believe what’s happening is a racket, but other Catholic voices defend the NGOs and hail their humanitarian commitment.

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  • Top Vatican official says Europe in a “deep malaise”

    Top Vatican official says Europe in a “deep malaise”

    The Pope’s top adviser, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, says Europe must regain its religious and cultural heritage if it wants to “get its soul back.” The Vatican Secretary of State was speaking ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established what is now the European Union.

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