Pope Francis Urges Global Action for Dignified Work and Migration

Source: Vatican News

Pope Francis received the participants of the consultation "Care is Work, Work is Care" on 8 May, during which he advocated for the promotion of decent and dignified work, just treatment for migrants, and the building of a global transformative community to tackle this issues.

ICMC Secretary General on Promoting Decent Work

Source: Vatican News

In an interview with Vatican News, Msgr Robert J. Vitillo discusses the consultation "Care is Work, Work is Care," organized by ICMC in the Vatican on 8-10 May to promote decent and dignified work. The event is sponsored by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo Reflects on 8 Years as Secretary General (French)

Source: Radio Cité Genève

Listen to ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo's interview with Radio Cité Genève during which he discussed his eight years as Secretary General, the lessons he learned, the influence of his upbringing and family, the role of religious organization in humanitarian crisis and much more.

ICMC-led Catholic Response for Ukraine Provides Psychological Care

Source: Vatican News

Psychosocial support is the focus of the ICMC-led Catholic Response for Ukraine, which continues to ensure collaboration of the Church’s work, including of the Odesa Exarchate, to meet the needs of people displaced by the war, ICMC Secretary General Msgr Roberto J. Vitillo told Vatican Radio.

ICMC Delegation Attends Chapels Blessing by Odesa Exarchate

Source: Vatican News

On 3 April, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo assisted to the blessing services of three chapels in Southern Ukraine medical facilities, demonstrating ICMC commitment to provide spiritual and physicial support to Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion, rurals hospitals have increased their capacities to provide care for internally displaced people.

ICMC: Faith Sector “Essential” to Providing Healthcare to Migrants

Source: Ecumenical News

A recent workshop facilitated by ICMC highlighted the impact of engaging faith groups to ensure people on the move have access to healthcare and HIV services. The faith sector is trusted by local communities and offers an “infrastructure for care,” said ICMC General Secretary Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo.

ICMC Director of Policy: “Europe Is Unable Produce Its Own Workers”

Source: Le Quotidien

ICMC Chief Operating Officer and Director of Policy, Stéphane Jaquemet, explains during the Civil Society preparatory meeting ahead of the 14th Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit the key topics that will be discussed at the GFMD and the expectations of Civil Society.

Civil Society Mobilized Ahead of the 14th GFMD Summit

Source: Le Quotidien

On 22 January, Civil Society convened to Geneva for a preparatory meeting ahead of the 14th Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development. The event was coordinated by ICMC and allowed Civil Society to discuss and finalize its message, and speak with one voice at the GFMD.

The Church Is Called To Serve Migrants and Refugees Says ICMC Secretary General

Source: Our Sunday Visitor

On 24 January, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo participated in a webinar organized by Georgetown University’s Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues to discuss the Church's response to the rising number of unaccompanied and separated migrant children. ICMC Secretary General stated: “Jesus then showed us how to care for other people with their vulnerabilities, but he also saw the potential in the people and the strength that they have."

ICMC Secretary General Delivers a Message of Peace for Christmas 2023

Source: Vatican News

Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo reflects on the plight of refugees and migrants, drawing parallels with the journey of the Virgin Mary and Joseph. He recalls his experience in Colombia, witnessing the struggle of people migrating through difficult conditions. Msgr. Vitillo underscores the need for peace, dialogue, and respect for human dignity, expressing hope for a world where people can live with dignity and peace.

ICMC Co-Sponsors Event Celebrating Declaration of Human Rights

Source: National Catholic Reporter

Migration was on the agenda of a Vatican-organized symposium to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Co-sponsored by ICMC, the event highlighted the Pope’s appeal for a “prudent and realistic rethinking of multilaterialism” to draw more on civil society expertise.

Accompanying Delhi’s Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Exodus

Source: Global Sisters Report

Sr. Rani Punnaserril is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Cross Menzingen. She lives in Delhi and works for the Archdiocese as the secretary of the Commission for Migrants for Delhi, and the north region for the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI). In this interview, she recounts how she assisted migrant workers in Delhi during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICMC Strengthens Humanitarian Outreach in Ukraine

Source: Vatican News

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo discuss his most recent solidarity to Ukraine. Accompanied by ICMC's Ukraine Programme Manager, Christian Kostko, Msgr. Robert Vitillo, visited the war-torn country for two weeks in October, to support the local Church with its emergency and longer-term humanitarian efforts.

ICMC Secretary General Meets with Archbishop Mechyslav Mokshytskyi in Lviv

Source: The Archdiocese of Lviv

On 17 October, ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo and ICMC Program Manager in Ukraine, Christian Kostko, met with Archbishop Mechyslav Morkshytskyi and a team of psychologists and psychotherapists led by the program coordinator, Fr. Oleg Salamon, during a solidarity visit to Ukraine.

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.

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