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.
ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo was in Washington, D.C., on 11 September 2001. Twenty years later, he reflects on his memories of that day and on its long-term effects. "We need the slow building of trust and respect for the dignity of all human beings," he urges in this interview in German.
Forced displacement is a global reality that calls for a human-centered response. In this interview with Vatican News, ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo appeals for Catholics to live out their Church’s teachings regarding migrants and refugees and to get to know displaced people as people.