ICMC on Displaced Children in Ukraine

Source: Rome Reports

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo discusses with Rome Reports his latest trip to Ukraine, during which he visited the various programs supported by ICMC that serve internally displaced people.

ICMC and Its Members Work to Stop Trafficking and Aid Survivors

Source: Vatican News

In a Vatican News interview on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, ICMC Secretary General Robert J. Vitillo highlights the organization’s work to prevent this “crime against human dignity” and to support its national members as they aid trafficking survivors and protect those at risk.

ICMC: Catholic Advocate Says It’s Time to ‘Change the Narrative’ on Migration

Source: Crux

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo discusses Pope Francis' call for governments to come to the help of migrants in North Africa and the suffering they and their families experience. He also addresses the response of European and African governments and how it could be improved, as well as ICMC efforts to assist migrants and refugees.

U.S. Editorial against Nativist Attitudes Cites ICMC Statement

Source: National Catholic Reporter

Citing ICMC General Secretary Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo’s observation that hopes Pope Francis’s Lampedusa visit ten years ago would awaken the world’s conscience “did not stand the test of time,” this National Catholic Reporter editorial urges U.S. religious leaders to challenge nativist attitudes.

The Pope Impelled Action in Lampedusa

Source: National Catholic Reporter

On the 10-year commemoration of Pope Francis' visit to Italy's Lampedusa island, ICMC and partners note 'global indifference' remains a real risk. Church advocacy had a significant impact on how the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration were subsequently framed, says ICMC's Secretary General, Robert J. Vitillo, but increasingly signatories are not honoring commitments.

ICMC President Says Aim is Survival for People on the Move

Source: Vatican News

Authorities need to protect people on the move and recognize their contributions to the economies of receiving and sending countries, ICMC President Christine Nathan told Vatican News at a recent governance meeting. “We want to advocate [for] fair and just policies and practices related to work.”

ICMC Urges Just, Fair Global Action after Migrant Shipwreck Deaths

Source: Vatican News

The tragic deaths of migrants in the recent shipwreck near Greece underlined once again the urgent need for “just and fair management of global migration,” ICMC General Secretary Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo told Vatican News. He called for safe and regular pathways and welcome for people on the move.

Catholic Response for Ukraine Can Serve as Model in Other Crises

Source: Detroit Catholic

The Holy See has worked closely with ICMC and other Catholic-inspired organizations to support forcibly displaced people. One such collaboration, the ICMC-led Catholic Response for Ukraine, could serve as a model in other crises, says Vatican official Father Fabio Baggio in this profile piece.

Church in Ukraine Training Priests to Offer Trauma Support

Source: Vatican News

Ukrainians’ faith is providing strength and hope in the midst of displacement and war, the ICMC General Secretary reported to Vatican ViewPoint after a solidarity visit to the country in March. The Church is training priests to respond to mental and psychosocial needs, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo said.

ICMC Delegation Visits Ukraine

Source: Vatican News

On a second visit to Ukraine in less than a year, ICMC Secretary General, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, was deeply moved by the plight of the people, especially children, who are enduring psychological trauma and wounds that are deep, but invisible from the outside. Vatican News interviewed him and broadcast an ICMC video summarizing the visit.

Ukraine: Need to Continue Aid, Coordinated Catholic Response

Source: Catholic Health World

ICMC calls for continued collaboration via Catholic Response for Ukraine for people displaced and otherwise affected by the war. Speaking one year after fighting started, ICMC's Secretary General outlined support to date and the ongoing need for aid, including assistance for victims of landmines.

Catholic Response in Ukraine Focused on Psychological Support


The Church is called to welcome newcomers as sisters and brothers and advocate for just and fair migration policies, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo told Swiss German media The ICMC General Secretary reported on the Catholic response to war in Ukraine, noting the need for psychological support.

Ukraine: Catholic Organizations Responding to Displacement Crisis

Source: The Heights

Support for those displaced by the Ukraine war must include efforts to protect women and children, the ICMC General Secretary said at an event at Boston College (USA) about the Catholic response in the region. ICMC is partnering with the local Church and other groups, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo added.

The Holy Family was forced to flee, too

Source: Vatican News

In his Christmas message this year, ICMC's Secretary General, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, reminds us that the Holy Family was made up of internally displaced persons, who later became full-fledged refugees when Herod threatened the life of the Holy Child. Today, more than 100 million displaced people suffer the challenges Mary and Joseph did.

Asia: ICMC President Urges Action by Church on Migration Issues

Source: Vatican News

Migration is “big business,” ICMC President Christine Nathan told the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) at its General Conference in Bangkok. Speaking on migration, labor, and human trafficking, she outlined actions the Church can take to address challenges linked to human mobility.

You are sending a message to Search

Enquiry received via ICMC website contact us form


Get ICMC’s Monthly Newsletter
See What You Will Get (Past Issues)


ICMC provides assistance and protection to vulnerable people on the move and advocates for sustainable solutions for refugees and migrants.