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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.
Ukraine: Catholic Organizations Responding to Displacement Crisis
Support for those displaced by the Ukraine war must include efforts to protect women and children, the ICMC General Secretary said at an event at Boston College (USA) about the Catholic response in the region. ICMC is partnering with the local Church and other groups, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo added.
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Scottish Bishops Challenge UK Bill Targeting Irregular Migration
Bishops in Scotland spoke out against the UK bill targeting irregular migration, saying it would cause forceable removal of vulnerable asylum seekers without addressing the need for safe and legal migration pathways. The Bishops called for asylum reform and respect for human dignity.
Strengthening Care for Migrants in India
To root out labour exploitation and human trafficking, the National Commission for Migrants of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) brought together representatives from across India on 12-14 March, with ICMC’s President and the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section participating. The aim is to better protect people’s human dignity, by involving migrants too.
Pope Says Safe, Regular Pathways Offer “Way Forward for Europe”
Humanitarian corridors offer safe, legal, and dignified pathways out of dangerous situations, Pope Francis told refugees and supporting organizations on 18 March. He said this approach to migration, supported by the Italian Episcopal Conference and other groups, “points a way forward for Europe.”