Migrants - Latest News
Feb 15, 2019 - 10:05 am .- Pope Francis said Friday that people need to overcome their fear of migrants and refugees, and look for the face of Christ in each immigrant arriving in their countries.
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- City commissioners in McAllen, Texas have ordered Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) to vacate their migrant respite center within 90 days, after complaints from neighbors.
Feb 5, 2019 - 03:51 pm .- In a court filing last week, the Trump administration argued that it may not be possible to reunite thousands of migrant parents with their children, who are living in sponsor homes, and that such reunions could be “disruptive and harmful” to the children.
Oct 26, 2018 - 02:41 pm .- Bishop Jaime Calderón Calderón of Tapachula, Mexico praised the generosity of lay people and priests aiding migrants in his diocese.
Sep 22, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- When Miriam Joyce of the Diocese of Raleigh talks about immigration, her face folds with concern.
Sep 20, 2018 - 11:14 am .- Catholic Charities USA has announced a new initiative to help refugees and people seeking asylum to reunite with their family members through donated airline miles.
Aug 28, 2018 - 11:55 am .- The Italian bishops’ conference will accept the majority of African migrants who have spent 10 days stranded on a coast guard ship in a Sicilian port.
Jun 7, 2018 - 10:10 am .- Organizers of the international “Share the Journey” campaign are urging Catholics to step up and interact with migrants and refugees through shared meals or other activities as part of a global action week.
Mar 2, 2018 - 12:07 am .- As thousands continue to pour across the border from Venezuela to Colombia, the local Church is helping meet the needs of those who have been displaced.
Nov 4, 2017 - 05:38 am .- Echoing strains of the 1979 hit “Refugee” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pope Francis on Saturday told representatives from Catholic universities that just because people are often forced into becoming migrants and refugees, they don't have to live like it – at least, not where education is concerned.
Oct 1, 2017 - 12:50 pm .- On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the cities of Cesena and Bologna, meeting with people from every area of society and encouraging them to give witness to the Gospel in word and deed and sustained by prayer.
Sep 30, 2017 - 10:08 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday told mayors that they must go to those on the margins of their communities in order to learn how to best serve the common good, including the needs of the poor, unemployed, and migrants and refugees.
Sep 27, 2017 - 12:18 pm .- Pope Francis on Wednesday announced a new initiative encouraging a “culture of encounter” and efforts to warmly welcome immigrants and refugees.  
Jun 15, 2017 - 01:07 pm .- Pope Francis’ representative to the United States encouraged the nation’s bishops this week to promote solidarity and listen to those on the margins of society.  
May 2, 2017 - 12:35 am .- In the context of their 103rd Full Assembly, the Mexican Bishops Conference released a statement on the suffering on migrants, calling for efforts to fight corruption and promote a dignified life.
Feb 28, 2017 - 09:29 am .- In an interview published Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about what it means to care for and be present to the people in our communities – whether they are widows, orphans, migrants, or the homeless – and why this is important.
Jan 11, 2017 - 12:04 am .- Catholics should be working to create a “culture of encounter” that shows charity and empathy to immigrants, said leaders of the U.S. bishops in a message this week.  
Nov 4, 2016 - 08:37 am .- In his most recent prayer video, Pope Francis focuses on migrants, refugees and countries who assist them, stressing that it's possible for anyone to be placed in a situation forcing them to leave home.
Sep 17, 2016 - 05:03 am .- In a world marked by increasing war and conflict, Pope Francis said a generous and merciful response to those fleeing violence is needed in order to combat hatred and foster a greater sense of fraternity and solidarity.
Aug 31, 2016 - 06:32 am .- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given $1.25 million in aid to Catholic refugee relief efforts.