Tag: Migrants

As caravan concerns rise, bishops urge respect, compassion for migrants

As caravan concerns rise, bishops urge respect, compassion for migrants

| James Ramos | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Laredo’s Bishop James A. Tamayo is calling church leaders and lay faithful to “extend the compassion of Christ” to those who come to Catholic churches in need.

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Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

| David Agren | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Honduran migrants Karla Santos and her husband, Brian Maldonado, grew tired of paying extortion to gangs and not being able to make ends meet amid rising prices and stagnant salaries.

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At border, groups worry about tension, potential for government violence

At border, groups worry about tension, potential for government violence

| Rhina Guidos | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In late October, the Trump administration announced plans to send more than 5,000 troops to the southern border ahead of a group of migrants from Central America heading north.

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Nations are built by migrants, pope says

Nations are built by migrants, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries do not develop by themselves; they are built by migrants, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic groups ask for humane treatment of migrants heading for border

Catholic groups ask for humane treatment of migrants heading for border

| Rhina Guidos | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them and Catholic groups are asking that the migrants be treated humanely.

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Vincentian in Paris leads effort to resettle migrants fleeing danger

Vincentian in Paris leads effort to resettle migrants fleeing danger

| Dale Gavlak | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

As Europe continues to struggle with migrant and refugee arrivals, Catholics in the French capital are heeding Pope Francis’ call to come to their aid by providing practical and spiritual help to the newcomers.

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Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent further tragedy.

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Bishops sought to share journey with migrants, not join political fray

Bishops sought to share journey with migrants, not join political fray

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The journey for many of the new migrants entering the U.S. near the border town of McAllen involves a mix of hardship and blessings.

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Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens asked Catholics to support legislation in Congress enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops plan in early January to initiate a postcard campaign urging Congress to enact DACA before the program ends in March.

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Safe journey: Vatican pushes for global compacts on migration, refugees

Safe journey: Vatican pushes for global compacts on migration, refugees

| Cindy Wooden | September 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

While encouraging Catholics to reach out to migrants and refugees, the Vatican is reaching out to governments as they struggle to work out international policies and principles for dealing with the large number of people fleeing violence and poverty.

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Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

| Cindy Wooden | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely and legally, Pope Francis said.

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Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

While European leaders continue to debate how to handle the influx of migrants, the head of the Order of Malta’s Italian relief corps said that search and rescue operations are a human obligation.

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