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“Our Doors Are Always Open, We Do Not Reject Anyone” – Saint Charles’ Clinic for Women in La Rochelle, South Africa

“Our Doors Are Always Open, We Do Not Reject Anyone” – Saint Charles’ Clinic for Women in La Rochelle, South Africa

Since January 2024, ICMC has partnered with the Saint Charles\' Clinic in La Rochelle, Johannesburg, to provide primary healthcare to...

Pope Francis Urges Global Action for Dignified Work and Migration

Source: Vatican News

Pope Francis received the participants of the consultation "Care is Work, Work is Care" on 8 May, during which he advocated for the promotion of decent and dignified work, just treatment for migrants, and the building of a global transformative community to tackle this issues.

ICMC Secretary General on Promoting Decent Work

Source: Vatican News

In an interview with Vatican News, Msgr Robert J. Vitillo discusses the consultation "Care is Work, Work is Care," organized by ICMC in the Vatican on 8-10 May to promote decent and dignified work. The event is sponsored by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Spain: Bishops Denounce Political Instrumentalization of Migration

Source: Info Migrants

Migrants are a "valid and necessary resource on which we depend," Spanish Bishops stressed in a 6 May pastoral address on migration. The Bishops denounced "political instrumentalization" of migration and called for legal pathways, regularization laws, and the closure of migrant detention centers.

Congolese Bishops Condemn Fatal Bombings of IDP Camps near Goma

Source: Vatican News

Congolese Bishops have issued a strongly worded statement condemning 3 May attacks on two camps for internally displaced persons near Goma that killed at least 12 people. The Episcopal Conference called for an independent international investigation into what they said was “a denial of humanity.”

Statelessness & Migration - Interview with H.E. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale

Statelessness & Migration – Interview with H.E. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale

Caritas South Sudan staff conduct border registration exercise

ICMC’s Member in South Sudan Responds to Displacement Crisis Caused by Conflict in Sudan

As displacement caused by conflict in Sudan creates a new humanitarian crisis, ICMC’s member in South Sudan provides lifesaving emergency...

Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo Reflects on 8 Years as Secretary General (French)

Source: Radio Cité Genève

Listen to ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo's interview with Radio Cité Genève during which he discussed his eight years as Secretary General, the lessons he learned, the influence of his upbringing and family, the role of religious organization in humanitarian crisis and much more.

Participants to the event

Actions of Faith-inspired organizations to Advance Health and HIV Care for Migrants, Refugees, and Displaced Populations

From 12 to 14 March 2024, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) hosted a workshop titled \"Faith Sector\'s Engagement with...
Joint Statement: The New EU Resettlement Framework Is a Chance To Bring More Refugees to Safety

Joint Statement: The New EU Resettlement Framework Is a Chance To Bring More Refugees to Safety

On 10 April 2024, the European Parliament adopted the Pact on Migration and Asylum, and alongside it, the new Union...

ICMC-led Catholic Response for Ukraine Provides Psychological Care

Source: Vatican News

Psychosocial support is the focus of the ICMC-led Catholic Response for Ukraine, which continues to ensure collaboration of the Church’s work, including of the Odesa Exarchate, to meet the needs of people displaced by the war, ICMC Secretary General Msgr Roberto J. Vitillo told Vatican Radio.

ICMC Delegation Attends Chapels Blessing by Odesa Exarchate

Source: Vatican News

On 3 April, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo assisted to the blessing services of three chapels in Southern Ukraine medical facilities, demonstrating ICMC commitment to provide spiritual and physicial support to Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion, rurals hospitals have increased their capacities to provide care for internally displaced people.

Statement

Adoption of the URF: A Chance for the EU To Bring More People to Safety

April 11, 2024

The URF, adopted alongside the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration, offers a glimmer of hope for refugees across the globe. 22 civil society organizations call for it to be fully put into action to create a more protection-focused approach to refugee resettlement.

Live from Ukraine Webinar

Catholic Response to Ukraine – Reflections from Fourth Solidarity Visit

Spanish Bishops Support Initiative to Regularize Migrants’ Status

Source: National Catholic Register

Spanish Bishops raised the need to regularize the status of undocumented migrants and address factors driving migration as parliamentary debate was to begin on a citizen initiative for legal recognition of certain groups of irregular migrants, a move supported by the Episcopal Conference.

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