- Jul 8, 2020
A Pakistani Catholic archbishop who migrated to Canada after his retirement said his focus now is on helping persecuted Pakistani Christians who seek asylum in Canada.
The Vatican recognizes how difficult it is for nations to manage the flow of migrants and refugees, but one thing is certain: “We must respond in a humane manner, a Christian manner, and we must try to help people, not harm them,” said the Vatican foreign minister.
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.”
Most refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) face acute problems, which include living in abominable conditions in makeshift housing, poverty, lack of employment and very little access to quality healthcare and education. June 20, the UN World Refugee Day, is a chance to turn that around.