EU Bishops’ president says Europe “called to build a future for the whole world”, deplores migrant pushbacks on Greece’s external borders: “Surely policies must change”
Ecumenical delegation urges German Presidency of EU Council to solidarity, speed in recovery plan: “A delay would negatively affect the most vulnerable members of our societies”
Advocacy group continues to urge innovative solutions for the welfare of the world’s exiles: “Each person has a name, a face, and a story”
Pontiff also endorses same-gender civil unions in new film ‘Francesco’: “Homosexuals are children of God and have a right to a family”
The Archbishop of Luxembourg and president of the EU Bishops warns nationalistic responses to COVID have “the explosive power to smash the EU”
“This situation is only possible coming from a cultural mindset of white people believing that they are the center of the universe and can do whatever they please, at any cost, disregarding all international law”
Migrants are suffering from “the predominance of economic interests
over the human person”, denounces Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva Ivan Jurkovič
“It is a violation of human rights to force people to be in a concentration camp”, denounces Marie Doutrepont, who has witnessed first-hand the “shame of Europe” on Lesbos
Archbishop emeritus of Tanger Santiago Agrelo suggests Church pray: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, anointed and sent to evangelise the poor, the communion of saints…”
Bishop of Innsbruck Hermann Glettler admits “inequality” in admission to ordained ministries “difficult to justify”
Denounces present “outdated”, “ill-implemented” and “chaotic” situation leading to tragedies such as the fires in the Moria camp on Lesbos
The Sisters Servants of Divine Providence of Catania respond to Francis’ call in ‘Fratelli tutti’ to offer hospitality to those fleeing wars, persecutions and natural catastrophes
The director of the Spanish edition of the periodical Il mio Papa, Carmen Magallón, interviewed Pope Francis in an article published on Wednesday.
The US Bishops have said they are “disappointed” at President Donald Trump’s “heartbreaking” cut to the number of refugee admissions into the country.
From being a humanitarian superpower, Sweden has now become a brutal country for numerous unaccompanied minors who since 2015 are waiting for justice and a dignified life to start.
The bishops of the German state of Bavaria are standing behind an abbess who is being prosecuted for sheltering asylum seekers.
On September 23rd, the European Commission presented the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, composed of 12 documents, including several legislative proposals, which will now be negotiated by the European Parliament and EU Member States.
Migrants and refugees often arrive in the UK traumatised by the lives they’ve left behind and by the dangerous journeys they’ve had to endure to reach some semblance of safety.
In view of their recent Plenary Assembly, the Presidents of the National European Bishops’ Conferences prepared for the meeting by completing a questionnaire on “The Church during the COVID-19 pandemic” with information from their respective Bishops’ Conferences.
“We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners; Christ calls us to help”, Pope Francis has recalled.
“Let’s welcome migrants with humanity, fraternity and solidarity. Let’s give them a place at our table”, said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, on the eve of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday 27 September 2020.
People Not Walls is a cross-channel network of French and British NGOs and charities concerned to protect human rights on the North coast of France.
“Immigrants and refugees are a blessing to our country”, the US Bishops have told Congress.
Caritas Europa has voiced disappointment in the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration unveiled Wednesday at European Union headquarters in Brussels.
A dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.”
The Orthodox Archbishop of Athens has ripped the EU for its “repressive” refugee policies, and said that “welcoming the stranger is an integral part of Christian heritage”.
In the US, opposition is growing to a Catholic award for Attorney General William Barr, who directed the July 2020 restart of federal executions after a 17-year moratorium.
Migrant advocate groups Seeking Sanctuary and People Not Walls are saying “end this cruel dilemma” for exiles in Calais.
In the cathedral of Como on Saturday morning, the funeral Mass took place for priest Roberto Malgesini, murdered on Tuesday by a homeless person.