Tag: Migrants

Archbishop Hebda, Lutheran bishop discuss welcoming refugees, migrants

Archbishop Hebda, Lutheran bishop discuss welcoming refugees, migrants

| September 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a virtual format with about 150 people listening and participating online, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Lutheran Bishop Ann Svennungsen Aug. 31 discussed scriptural and faith traditions that undergird both Christian denominations’ call to welcome migrants and refugees.

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Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church’s mission to serve them.

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New rules could extend time migrant children, families spend in detention

New rules could extend time migrant children, families spend in detention

| Rhina Guidos | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration has moved to cast aside an agreement that previously limited the amount of time the government could detain migrant children.

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Pope to celebrate Mass with migrants, refugees

Pope to celebrate Mass with migrants, refugees

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with migrants, refugees and volunteer rescue teams, the Vatican said.

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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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