When Antonio Guzman-Diaz meets with senators on Capitol Hill about migration today, he’ll anchor his appeal for change on the realities migrants face: Both his own as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, and those of his community who have been forced to flee dire circumstances in their home countries.
The capsizing of a small boat overloaded with passengers trying to illegally leave Lebanon is "the biggest proof of the terrible crisis" that the country is enduring as it continues to sink economically, said Carmelite Father Michel Abboud, president of Caritas Lebanon.
Catholic Charities DC is trying to give a “welcoming, Christ-like response” to migrants arriving in the nation’s capital on buses from Texas, but the head of the organization says there are concerns about a lack of leadership and assistance from the government, and what will happen if the buses arrive through the summer.
Ukraine's president says a long-awaited Russian offensive in the east has begun. Meanwhile Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő upholds the work of Catholic charities and other organizations engaged in welcoming those fleeing the conflict.
The head of the Anglican Church blasts the British government’s plans to push back migrants and asylum seekers by externalizing their processing and relocation. The proposal has also drawn criticism from human rights and refugee organizations.
Smaller countries like Malta are called to set an example of true freedom in a world that can seem overwhelmed by powerful nations that seek to extend their own economic, military or ideological interests, Pope Francis said.
Since its establishment in 1971, the John XXIII Peace Lab has sought to be a beacon of hope and justice for the needy in Malta, and more recently, it has become a source of unprejudiced welcome for migrants and asylum seekers entering Europe.
Cardinal Michael Czerny, interim prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, penned the following article for the “Aggiornamenti sociali” newspaper to reflect on his recent visit to Slovakia, where the EU nation is welcoming Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s war in their homeland.
Pope Francis sets off on his 36th Apostolic Visit abroad to the Mediterranean island nation of Malta this weekend, 2-3 April 2022. Amongst the highlights are a visit the Grotto of St. Paul whose ship washed up on Maltese shores in 60 A.D., and a meeting with refugees.
Pope Francis meets for 45 minutes with President of the Polish Bishops Conference, Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki, where they discussed the functioning of the Church in Poland during the ongoing war in Ukraine.