Tag: Refugees

Pandemic highlights need to protect refugees, creation, pope says

Pandemic highlights need to protect refugees, creation, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Among the many challenges the coronavirus pandemic has underscored is the need to safeguard the rights and dignity of refugees, Pope Francis said. Recalling the observance of World Refugee Day during his Angelus address June 21, the pope said the global crisis that arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic “has highlighted the need to ensure […]

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Refugees at outreach center share hardships experienced during pandemic

Refugees at outreach center share hardships experienced during pandemic

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than a dozen men, women and children provided a glimpse into the desperate living conditions they endure in Nogales, Mexico, while the world struggles with COVID-19.

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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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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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Roses and the cross: Pope meets refugees in Bulgaria

Roses and the cross: Pope meets refugees in Bulgaria

| Cindy Wooden | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twelve boys and girls wearing white T-shirts and dark pants sang for Pope Francis at a refugee center on the outskirts of Sofia.

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‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, Bernard Gbuoh found himself abandoned by traffickers in the Sahara Desert, near the border between Niger and Algeria.

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U.S. Catholic leaders concerned by low number of resettled refugees

U.S. Catholic leaders concerned by low number of resettled refugees

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders wrote to the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security March 26 expressing concern for the low number of refugees to be resettled this year in the United States.

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Franciscan Brothers of Peace, other Catholics walk alongside victims of torture

Franciscan Brothers of Peace, other Catholics walk alongside victims of torture

| February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Throughout any given week, the Franciscan Brothers of Peace hear the rhythmic plucking of the krar — a lyre-like instrument from east Africa — in their St. Paul friary.

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Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

| January 15, 2018 | 6 Comments

Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need.

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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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Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

| Bridget Ryder | December 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The family assigned to Guardian Angels was a married couple with six children, ages 9 to 19, from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in southeast Asia. They were also reunited with an older daughter who had already settled in Minnesota.

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Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

| December 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will celebrate a Mass of Solidarity
5 p.m. Dec. 9 for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

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