- May 15, 2021
Pope Francis says society, both in the wider world and within the Church, is crumbling due to “myopic and aggressive forms of nationalism and radical individualism,” and it’s those who live in the peripheries who’re paying the highest price.
Pope Francis on Sunday praised efforts being made by Colombian authorities to grant temporary protection statute for Venezuelan migrants who fled their homeland’s economic hardships.
Once again praying from the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking St. Peter’s Square, despite rain and the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis on Sunday ticked off many of his core social concerns: Peace, life, migration, and the fight against modern-day slavery, all in a matter of minutes.
As the world prepares to mark the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sep. 27, the International Catholic Migration Commission has urged governments to make migration “voluntary, safe and regular.”
Following a federal judge’s order that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement release all children who have been held in custody for more than 20 days, Catholic advocacy groups say the situation is “more urgent and complex than it appears.”
During a Feb. 27 congressional hearing about the status of the nation’s refugee program, Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of Washington quoted someone who is not frequently mentioned on Capitol Hill: Pope Francis.
Canadian Jesuit Michael Czerny, made a cardinal by Pope Francis last October, became the titular pastor of a parish in the outskirts of Rome on Sunday.
Pope Francis asked his “charitable right arm,” Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, to bring 33 migrants from Afghanistan, Cameroon and Togo who had been stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos, back to Rome under Vatican patronage.