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  • Bangladesh cardinal defends rights of Rohingya refugees

    Bangladesh cardinal defends rights of Rohingya refugees

    Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are considered to be among the world’s most persecuted peoples, subject to what the UN calls “crimes against humanity,” and hundreds of thousands are now refugees in neighboring Bangladesh, where Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario is defending their right to “dignity.”

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  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds injunction on Trump’s travel ban

    9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds injunction on Trump’s travel ban

    Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, said in a statement that the decision of the 9th Circuit Court to uphold an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban “will allow us to continue welcoming and serving refugees fleeing persecution.” The bishop, who serves as the chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration, said the bishops “believe it is possible to simultaneously provide for the security of our country and have a humane refugee policy that upholds our national heritage and moral responsibility.”

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  • Memo to Pope and Trump: Here’s a breakthrough for you

    Memo to Pope and Trump: Here’s a breakthrough for you

    Although agreement between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump on May 24 may be elusive on many fronts, one concrete step that could result from the meeting, and that both men presumably would approve, is for some share of U.S. overseas aid earmarked for ISIS victims to be administered by churches to ensure that it actually reaches suffering Christians.

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