Accompanying Delhi’s Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Exodus

Source: Global Sisters Report

Sr. Rani Punnaserril is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Cross Menzingen. She lives in Delhi and works for the Archdiocese as the secretary of the Commission for Migrants for Delhi, and the north region for the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI). In this interview, she recounts how she assisted migrant workers in Delhi during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Europe: Church Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees with Aid, Pastoral Care

Source: Vatican News

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas, head of the body of Episcopal Conferences of Europe, highlighted efforts of the Church to welcome Ukrainians forcibly displaced by war. Catholics “have committed to giving not only humanitarian aid but also pastoral assistance to those who have fled the country,” he said.

ICMC Strengthens Humanitarian Outreach in Ukraine

Source: Vatican News

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo discuss his most recent solidarity to Ukraine. Accompanied by ICMC's Ukraine Programme Manager, Christian Kostko, Msgr. Robert Vitillo, visited the war-torn country for two weeks in October, to support the local Church with its emergency and longer-term humanitarian efforts.


Refugee Protection and Human Trafficking – Linked event to the Global Refugee Forum 2023


Complementary Pathways to Europe: From Humanitarian to Labour and Education Corridors – Experiences and Best Practices


Reuniting Families, Rebuilding Lives – Global Refugee Forum Linked Event


The Universality of Human Rights and the Universal Responsibility to Care

Mexican Bishops Lament Government’s Migration Strategy

Source: Catholic Review

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference’s migrant ministry criticized a lack of coordinated action between different levels of government to improve conditions for people on the move. In a 15 November statement they summarized the current approach as “containment, detention, deportation and militarization.”

Human Trafficking and Human Rights

Human Trafficking and Human Rights

Holy Father: Privilege of Wealthy Birth Means Duty to Help Others

Source: Catholic Media

After meeting with migrants last week, Pope Francis told Catholics born in wealthy countries that they had a duty to serve those on the move. “Privilege is a debt,” he said, and acknowledged that it could be challenging to leave one’s comfort zone and take action. “Do not be afraid; go forth.”

U.S. Bishops Call on Congress to Do More to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children 1

U.S. Bishops Call on Congress to Do More to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children

On 9 November, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)’s...

U.S. Has “Moral Responsibility” to Assist Sending Countries

Source: Catholic News Agency

Comprehensive immigration reform would bring about “a more orderly system,” U.S. migration Bishop Mark J. Seitz told CNA during the recent Episcopal assembly. It would also mean tackling drivers of migration by assisting sending countries with increased investment to address instability, he added.

England and Wales Bishop Welcomes Stop to Rwanda Deportation Plan

Source: Crux

The lead migration Bishop of England and Wales welcomed a court ruling that stops government plans to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda. “This was a policy that ignored the innate human dignity of those seeking sanctuary,” Bishop Paul McAleenan said. He pledged further Church support for migrants.

U.S. Bishop Urges Greater Protection for Migrant Children

Source: OSV News

U.S. migration Bishop Mark J. Seitz has urged Congress to legislate measures offering migrant children in the country more protection following reports of exploitative labor and other harmful situations. “Among migrants, unaccompanied children constitute the most vulnerable group,” he said.

“Let’s Stay in Touch, If We Are Still Alive”

In a continued show of support for the people of Ukraine following the Russian invasion in February 2022, ICMC Secretary...

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