Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’

Pope’s migration appeal sparks attacks

Monday, April 11th, 2022

The pope’s visit to migrants and asylum seekers in Ħal Far has sparked outrage among many Facebook users who rejected his appeal for charity and overwhelmingly told him to take migrants back with him to the Vatican. During his two-day visit to Malta, the pontiff visited the Peace Lab in Ħal Far where he met Read more

People from war-torn countries all bring hope

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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People leaving war-torn countries, like Ukraine, for a new life in New Zealand all bring one thing with them – hope, an immigration industry veteran says. New Zealand’s history of helping out people amid violent conflicts include Polish refugees in the 1940s, Vietnamese and Cambodian people in the 1970s and 1980s, and people from Somalia Read more

Polish Catholic convents open doors to refugees

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Almost 1,000 Polish Catholic convents have opened their doors to Ukraine’s refugees. The UN refugee agency says by March 14, almost 1.8 million people had entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion on February 24. The Council of Major Superiors of Congregations of Women Religious (the Major Superiors) in Poland says as at Read more

Caritas responding to need for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Monday, March 7th, 2022

With queues at the border to Poland up to 15km long the Catholic Church is stepping up to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Among those providing support is the Catholic charity Caritas Australia, who is working directly with Caritas Ukraine and its local partner Caritas Spes. Funds to support the charity’s work in Ukraine have Read more

Does religion make people more likely to welcome refugees? It’s complicated.

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

On Sunday, December 5, Pope Francis, visiting the Greek island of Lesbos, made an emotional pitch for European states to be more welcoming to foreign migrants. The pontiff called on Europeans to stop ignoring their suffering, insisting that Jesus “is present in the stranger, in the refugee, in those who are naked and hungry.” “I Read more

Conservatives and liberals called to link over life issues

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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For Catholics who put their faith first, before anything else, there is one way – above all others – to view the life and death issues facing local communities, the nation and the world: and that is, through the lens of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching! But instead, it clearly appears that more often Read more

The beginning of the end of the Francis papacy

Thursday, July 15th, 2021
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Pope Francis seems to be recovering nicely from his July 4 surgery, when the 84-year-old pontiff underwent a three-hour procedure for diverticular stenosis. But even with the best prognosis, age is catching up to Francis. Barring a miracle, he will only be expected to continue as pope for five or six years. We may look Read more

Quiz: Statements about refugees Which pope said it?

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Throughout his pontificate, Francis has highlighted the plight of refugees. But he is not the first to do so. This year, as we observe World Refugee Day, America Magazine is testing reader’s knowledge of papal refugee statements. Read more Related Posts:More refugees bound for Timaru in AugustAustralian bishop launches special appeal for Afghan…Pope Francis greets refugees after Read more

Caritas’ solidarity walking campaign makes strides

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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In four years participants in a Caritas campaign have logged about 600,000km in symbolic solidarity walks with migrants and refugees. The global “Share the Journey” campaign aims to build “bridges of hope between islands separated by fear,” says Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis. Although the campaign has formally ended, its message continues. Read more