- Jul 9, 2020
Pope Francis’s 2013 trip to Lampedusa was just four and a half hours long, but rarely has a mere half-day in the life of a papacy been so replete with both symbolism and substance.
A federal judge ruled late June 30 the Trump administration unlawfully implemented its 2019 policy to turn away asylum-seekers if they don’t first seek protection in countries along their way to the United States.
Flimsy shelters and inadequate space in Bangladeshi refugee camps amid the COVID-19 pandemic have compounded the sufferings of the already beleaguered Rohingya community, a representative of Caritas said.
Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus address, which coincided with Father’s Day, offered special prayers for migrants, persecuted Christians, and fathers, who he said have the difficult yet rewarding task of raising their children.
Starting a new life in America is never easy for refugees, but doing it during a pandemic has created more struggles, especially after the federal government cut off funding to help them resettle and suspended new arrivals indefinitely.
From 2003 until 2015, Sarah Teather was a member of the UK Parliament, representing a London constituency. Now she runs the Jesuit Refugee Service UK.