World Day of Migrants and Refugees Archives - Crux



  • Pope calls for an end to ‘collective and arbitrary’ expulsion of migrants

    Pope calls for an end to ‘collective and arbitrary’ expulsion of migrants

    In a message for the Vatican-sponsored “World Day of Migrants and Refugees,” set for Jan. 14, Pope Francis called the “lamentable situation” of migrants and refugees fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty a “sign of the times,” and called for nations to rise up to the challenge of “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees.”

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  • Myanmar cardinal says there is no “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya minority

    Myanmar cardinal says there is no “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya minority

    A UN report in February described the situation of the Rohingya community in Rakhine State a possible “genocide” and described a set of “crimes against humanity” in Myanmar, noting the Rohingyas are in effect stateless, and facing a “campaign of terror.” Cardinal Charles Bo now says there is no “ethnic cleansing” taking place however.

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