Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’

Church in South Asia responds to plight of Roghingya Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

South Asia’s Catholic Church is responding to the Roghingya crisis with humanitarian assistance and advocacy. Hundreds of thousands of members of the Muslim minority have fled principally Buddhist Myanmar, where the military is conducting a “clearance operation.” The head of the Catholic Church in Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon Cardinal Charles Bo, said he expects more Read more

Refugees’ promised land – Australia Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Australia is viewed as “the promised land” by persecuted Catholics in the Middle East. An Iraqi Catholic priest says Australia has led the way in welcoming thousands of Christians who have been forced to leave their homes because of violence from radical militant groups such as the Islamic State. Read more Related Posts:Memorial Sanctuary of Read more

German churches hide refugees from police Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Numerous German churches are defending refugees. They are even housing rejected asylum seekers in churches so German police cannot deport them, while submitting legal appeals for their cases. Read more Related Posts:Vinnies stands up for asylum seekersSanctuary for immigrants hiding from TrumpGerman priorities: Christians, ‘socially…Treatment of refugees in Australia cruel and evil

Guardian angel of refugees being investigated Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A priest called the guardian angel of refugees is under investigation for people trafficking. Mussie Zerai was nominated for a Nobel prize in 2015 for his compassion to refugees. For tens of thousands of desperate migrants, his cellphone number has meant the difference between life and death as their boats founder. He has been the Read more

Confiscated Mafia houses may accommodate refugees, migrants Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Rome authorities are looking into whether refugees, migrants and other homeless people can be accommodated in houses confiscated from the mafia. City officials are mapping the confiscated real estate to see if any of it is suitable for temporary housing. The first census of 200,000 potentially available apartments is due by the end of October, Read more

Pope says open borders to refugees Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Pope Francis is challenging countries to open borders to refugees and put asylum seekers’ safety over national security concerns. His challenge to politicians, made in a detailed position paper on migrants and refugees, is at odds with the policies various governments have introduced to deal with growing anti-immigrant sentiment. Francis isn’t just tackling the movement Read more

World Refugee Day: Did you miss it? Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

World Refugee Day, June 20, came and went with hardly a notice. I almost missed it. Sadly, little mention was given in the secular and even religious world to the unprecedented refugee crisis endured by countless fellow human beings who have fled their homes with little more than the shirt on their back. According to Read more

Cardinal Ribat – Immigrants should be welcome but they must show respect Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea is all for policies of compassion and welcome for immigrants around the world. But he says immigrants for their part have to show respect for their host societies. “As a visitor to a country, or even to a home, you’re always conscious you’re a visitor,” he told Crux Read more

Man who prevented ISIS desecrating Blessed Sacrament now a priest Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

A young Iraqi seminarian who risked his life to save the Blessed Sacrament from being desecrated by ISIS during an invasion has returned to the same church as a priest. Martin Baani was 24 when these events unfolded. Rather than leave Iraq with his family, Baani chose to stay and complete his training in Erbil, Read more

Slave trade and migrants fleeing poverty Comments 0

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man who had made him a slave. Unembarrassed and unrepentant, the smuggler was still touting for business among the crowds flooding into Read more