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ICMC Delegation Visits Ukraine
On a second visit to Ukraine in less than a year, ICMC Secretary General, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, was deeply moved by the plight of the people, especially children, who are enduring psychological trauma and wounds that are deep, but invisible from the outside. Vatican News interviewed him and broadcast an ICMC video summarizing the visit.
Ukraine: Need to Continue Aid, Coordinated Catholic Response
ICMC calls for continued collaboration via Catholic Response for Ukraine for people displaced and otherwise affected by the war. Speaking one year after fighting started, ICMC’s Secretary General outlined support to date and the ongoing need for aid, including assistance for victims of landmines.
Catholic Response in Ukraine Focused on Psychological Support
The Church is called to welcome newcomers as sisters and brothers and advocate for just and fair migration policies, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo told Swiss German media Kath.ch. The ICMC General Secretary reported on the Catholic response to war in Ukraine, noting the need for psychological support.
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Our Members in the News
UK Bishop: Protect Refugees and Tackle Roots of Forced Migration
The UK should uphold international refugee law and tackle root causes of forced displacement, Bishop Paul McAleenan said in parliamentary debate on the “Illegal Migration Bill.” The Episcopal migrant lead in England and Wales echoed concerns the bill threatens the international protection system.
U.S. Bishop Urges Welcome and Hospitality as Title 42 Policy Ends
As the Covid-era policy Title 42 expired on 11 May, U.S. migration Bishop Mark J. Seitz called Catholics to welcome migrants as family members. “We are all part of the human family and the immigrants coming to the door of our country right now are our long-lost brothers and sisters.”
Pope Says Migration Should Be a Choice “That Is Truly Free”
Pope Francis has unveiled the theme for the 2023 World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 24 September, “Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay,” saying this meant everyone must have an equal share in the common good, respect for their fundamental rights and access to integral human development.