In this file photo, Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, in 2016. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

U.S. bishop urges bipartisan support for resettlement of refugees

Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, commended the Biden administration's refugee admissions allocations for fiscal year 2024.
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A young Sudanese woman who fled the violence in Sudan's Darfur region stands in the yard of a Chadian's family house May 14, 2023. She took refuge at the house in Koufroun, Chad, near the border between that country and Sudan. (OSV News photo/Zohra Bensemra, Reuters)

As refugee numbers rise, Catholic agencies urge more support

On World Refugee Day, organized every year on June 20 by the United Nations, a senior official of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) urged increased support for migrants, as he warned that Sudan's massive human movement due to war risked ...
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A young Sudanese woman who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, and was previously internally displaced in Sudan, moves past makeshift shelters, near the border between Sudan and Chad, while taking refuge in Borota, Chad, May 13, 2023. (OSV News photo/Zohra Bensemra, Reuters)

For World Refugee Day, missions highlight programs to aid displaced

In a world where 103 million people are forcibly displaced, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Catholic missionaries are often first responders helping those in need of a new home.
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One Nation Under God

A walk along the Tijuana-San Diego border opens this pilgrim’s eyes to the plight of refugees.
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A girl prays in St. Mary's Catholic Church in the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in Thailand Sept. 27, 2022. The camp is home to thousands of refugees from Myanmar; many Myanmar Christians remain in their country but have fled their villages and live in camps. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

Myanmar Christians prepare to spend second Christmas in camps

A Christmas of darkness, silence and fear awaits thousands of Christians in camps for internally displaced persons in Myanmar, where carols, decorations and illuminations are banned because of ongoing conflicts.
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Welcoming Afghan Refugees

Inspired by St. Francis, this author reaches beyond language and cultural differences to connect with Afghan refugees resettling in the United States.
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