The international community must make migration policy humane and address factors driving forced displacement, the German Bishops’ Conference outlined with the Evangelical Church in Germany in a second-ever common word on migration. The paper advocates for sea rescue and against human trafficking.
Assistance to uprooted people should be a priority action for government and civil society, the president of the Polish Bishops said in an appeal that cautioned against stigmatizing newcomers. Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki also called for the launch of humanitarian corridors for vulnerable refugees.
The chair of the U.S. Bishops’ migrant commission urged Catholics to follow Pope Francis’s call to move from indifference to solidarity and open their hearts to uprooted people. The human dignity of all must be respected, said Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville on the World Day of Refugees and Migrants.