Refugee Crisis

Thumbnail migrant credit john perivolaris via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 9 3 15 1 A dark plague – what's forcing 60 million people from their homes?

Racism and religious intolerance are two of the driving forces behind the growing migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East, a representative to...

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Thumbnail cardinal marx at the german bishops press conference at the teutonic college on october 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 10 5 15 1 After week of silence, German bishops respond to Cologne attacks

A week after hundreds were attacked in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising and president of the...

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Thumbnail a sryian refugee family prepares to board the papal plane from lesbos to rome with pope francis april 16 2016 credit marco mancini cna As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis decided to bring 12 of...

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Thumbnail cardinal timothy dolan of new york visits a displacement center in dawodiya iraq on april 10 2016 credit elise harris cna 'Astounding' – Cardinal Dolan talks about his trip to Iraq

As he leaves Iraqi Kurdistan, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said what struck him most during the visit were the people’s faith and hope, despite violent...

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Thumbnail 20170131t0934 7738 cns jordan syrian refugees Asylum Seekers: Beyond political refugee rhetoric

When she was in high school in Iran, Sara’s parents told her she couldn’t go to law school. They had a big fight. “But because of my religion...

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Thumbnail paul david hewson known by his stage name bono credit jstone via wwwshutterstockcom cna Bono goes to Washington, gets tough on refugee crisis

With global conflicts spurring refugee crises around the globe, a widening shortfall in funds needs to be remedied immediately, said Bono and...

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Thumbnail syrian refugees on the slovenian austrian border credit denis rozan via wwwshutterstockcom cna 11 10 15 Canada can do better, bishops say in wake of refugee crisis

Allow yourself to be troubled by the plight of migrants and refugees around the world – this was the message of the Canadian Conference of Catholic...

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Thumbnail refugee crisis credit mikael damkier via wwwshutterstockcom cna Catholic leaders: Refugee ban actually harms national security

Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2017 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Rather than protecting U.S. interests, recent executive orders restricting immigrants and...

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Thumbnail zaatari refugee camp in jordan courtesy of the us holocaust memorial museum cna 8 17 15 Christian groups divided over 'safe zones' for Syrian refugees

Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- After President Donald Trump pushed for the creation of safe zones for refugees in the Middle...

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Thumbnail south sudanese refugees queue to receive water at a refugee camp near kosti sudan in june 2017 credit aid to the church in need cna Christian refugees reportedly forced to say Muslim prayers for food in Sudan

Christian children in Sudanese refugee camps are reportedly being given food only after they recite Muslim prayers, a papal aid group says....

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Thumbnail or160528123239 24327 Death of refugee girl frames Pope's heartbreaking talk with youth

The story of a young migrant girl who drowned at sea was at the heart of Pope Francis' address to some 400 children who on Saturday had traveled to...

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Thumbnail syrian refugee credit thomas koch via wwwshutterstockcom cna Don't lose your humanity in refugee debate, US bishops say

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The intense debate over U.S. refugee and migrant policy is a chance to meet newcomers...

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Thumbnail a crs tent aiding refugees and migrants in europe credit catholic relief services sean callahan cna 10 21 15 Do something about forced migration, cardinal exhorts UN

New York City, N.Y., Sep 20, 2016 / 01:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Secretary of State pleaded Monday for an increased commitment from the...

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Thumbnail vatican journalist aura miguel with portugal based radio renascena interviews pope francis sept 8 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Full Text of Pope Francis' interview with Portuguese radio station

In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth...

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Thumbnail cardinal timothy dolan of new york 15 visits a displacement center in dawodiya iraq on april 10 2016 credit elise harris cna 4 10 16 Humanitarian needs going unmet in Iraq, Catholic leaders tell Congress

Washington D.C., Nov 30, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Given new and expanded humanitarian crises in Iraq and elsewhere, Congress should...

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Thumbnail omar al muqdad courtesy of omar al muqdad cna 'I had to flee for my life' – The reality of being a Syrian refugee

Washington D.C., Mar 15, 2017 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- Omar al-Muqdad wanted to help the Iraqi refugees who were displaced from their homes in 2004. He...

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Thumbnail cross of the martyrs credit aaron groote via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 1 15 16 Islamist extremism is a major religious freedom threat. But not the only one.

Rome, Italy, Nov 15, 2016 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom is under threat worldwide from phenomena like Islamic “hyper-extremism,”...

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Thumbnail corridori umanitari event at the fiumicinio airport in rome italy where 70 refugees were welcomed on oct 24 2016 credit lucia ballester 6 cna Latest migrant tragedy prompts call to address root problem

Washington D.C., May 11, 2017 / 06:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After hundreds more migrants perished last weekend in the deadly Mediterranean passage...

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