Catholic-inspired organizations in Malaysia held a workshop to address the plight of Rohingya refugees. Misinformation and fear are driving discrimination and hostility towards the Rohingya community, said Father Bernard Hyacinth of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur during discussions at the meeting.
U.S. bishops have urged authorities to revisit a recent decision extending power to remove migrants from the USA without a court hearing. “We cannot have a fair, orderly and humane immigration system without robust due process protections,” says the statement from the USCCB committee on migration.
The Catholic-inspired network Red CLAMOR (Outcry) in Latin America has created a series of videos under the motto “Life is not a commodity on sale” to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The Latin American Episcopal Council is backing the regional awareness-raising campaign.
Bishop Antonio Staglianò of Noto, Sicily, said in a 26 April statement that Pope Francis’s push for greater brotherhood and solidarity is needed more than ever following the death of 130 migrants in the Mediterranean.