- Jan 22, 2020
The Catholic and Lutheran bishops of Minnesota, in an open letter, urged support and prayers for those seeking shelter and protection.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has agreed to continue allowing the resettlement of refugees in the state under a presidential executive order that gave states an option to refuse them. He called the decision a simple one.
In his two centerpiece messages for Christmas, Pope Francis indirectly sketched a parallel strategy for both ecclesiastical and social reform without ever quite saying so out loud.
Tennessee won’t stop resettling refugees, Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday, rejecting the option offered to states by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Ethiopia is now managing nearly a million refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and even Syria, said Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel. Because so many Ethiopians are refugees, those who remain in the country work to make newcomers feel welcome.
Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, managed to persuade authorities to officially register migrants from a refuge camp in southern Italy, giving them a tenuous legal status and a claim on public services.