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Shaping Migration in a Humane Manner

The German Bishops’ Conference, ICMC’s national member, and the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany release the English-language version...
Transporting wheelchairs into Ukraine

Transporting Wheelchairs into Ukraine

In Poland, a Catholic organization combines the energies of local people with disabilities and their friends to ensure essential relief...

Ukraine crisis needs longer-term solutions: Msgr. Vitillo

Source: AgenSir

In early July, ICMC Secretary General, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, spent a week visiting in solidarity with displaced people in Ukraine and refugees in Poland. Speaking for the Catholic Response for Ukraine (CR4U) working group, Msgr. Vitillo at the end of the trip participated in discussions at the European Parliament, pressing for longer-term solutions as the war continues.

World’s Ukrainian Bishops Gather in Poland

Source: Catholic News Service (CNS) in Crux

The Bishops are meeting for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, to feel the 'fraternal unity of the global Church' at a moment when pastoral care is crucial for both people directly affected by the war and to those clergy and laypeople responding in local communities to provide for the needs of refugees and displaced persons.

ICMC Secretary General visits with displaced people in Ukraine

The Sights, Sounds and Feelings When Meeting With Ukrainian Refugees and Displaced People

ICMC, representing the Catholic Response for Ukraine (CR4U) Working Group, visited Ukrainians in Poland and western Ukraine this week, in...
ICMC Convening Efforts To Coordinate Church Responses to the War in Ukraine

ICMC Convening Efforts To Coordinate Church Responses to the War in Ukraine

ICMC and other Catholic-inspired organizations have established the Catholic Response for Ukraine (CR4U) Working Group. The aim of the group is...
ICMC Assists Local Organizations Responding to the Needs of Displaced Ukranians

ICMC Assists Local Organizations Responding to the Needs of Displaced Ukrainians

ICMC, its members and partners step up to provide vital support and assistance for those displaced by the conflict in...
As Ukrainians Flee, Let Us Not Become Disinterested Bystanders 1

As Ukrainians Flee, Let Us Not Become Disinterested Bystanders

In response to the displacement of millions of Ukrainians, clergy members and lay Catholics “have been extremely engaged to provide...
Human Trafficking in Europe: the Santa Marta Group Against Human Trafficking Agrees on Joint Action Plan

Human Trafficking in Europe: the Santa Marta Group Against Human Trafficking Agrees on Joint Action Plan

At the invitation of the Migration Commission of the German Bishops\' Conference and the Archdiocese of Cologne, ICMC representatives joined...

Pope to Welcome Migrants through Italy’s Humanitarian Corridors

Source: The Catholic Register

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis is welcoming up to 50 uprooted people currently in Cyprus in the coming weeks through Italy’s Humanitarian Corridors initiative, a program supported by the Episcopal Conference and other Catholic-inspired organizations.

Supporting Unaccompanied Migrant Children Living on the Streets of Djibouti City

Supporting Unaccompanied Migrant Children Living on the Streets of Djibouti City

For the past 20 years, Caritas Djibouti, ICMC’s member in the country, has been working with street children, most of...
Catholic-Inspired Organizations Around the World Call For the Respect of Migrants' and Refugees' Rights

Catholic-Inspired Organizations Around the World Call For the Respect of Migrants’ and Refugees’ Rights

On the occasion of the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 26 September 2021, a joint statement from the...
Statement

Catholic-Inspired Migration Working Group Exhorts All to Work “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We’”

September 23, 2021

On the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the Migration Working Group of the International Forum of Catholic-Inspired Organizations urges the entire human family to build a world that recognizes and respects the full enjoyment of the rights and dignity of refugees, migrants, and all people at the margins.

ICMC Annual Report 2020

ICMC Annual Report 2020: Serving Migrants and Refugees in an Unprecedented Year

In 2020, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) adapted with creativity and flexibility to continue assisting and protecting uprooted people...

World Refugee Day: U.S. Bishops Reaffirm Their Support of Refugees

Source: USCCB website

Ahead of World Refugee Day, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, reaffirmed the bishops’ commitment to protect refugees and assist the U.S. government in returning the country’s refugee resettlement numbers to their historic norms.

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