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Take in more refugees, not fewer, bishops urge White House

Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2017 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Trump administration is reportedly planning to further reduce the number of refugees the U.S. will accept in the coming fiscal year, drawing concern from the U.S. bishops and others. “We’re strongly urging the administration, the President, […]

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Compassion vs. security: What to do with Syrian refugees?

Washington D.C., Nov 24, 2015 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics – are trying to balance national security concerns with compassion for the refugees.    “Americans need to understand that […]

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US bishops ready to welcome refugees from Syrian civil war

Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2015 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Europe's migrant crisis worsens, fuelled in part by Syria's lengthy civil war, the head of the U.S. bishops' conference has called on the country to welcome a larger number of refugees in a spirit of solidarity. […]

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Knights of Columbus sending one month of food to Erbil refugees

Erbil, Iraq, Sep 9, 2015 / 12:44 am (CNA).- This month, the Knights of Columbus will provide food to some 13,500 families in Erbil who have been displaced by the ISIS takeover of Mosul and Nineveh in Iraq. A national television commercial featuring Fr. Douglas Bazi, a […]

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Families take in refugees as Pope calls on Europe’s churches to open their doors

Rome, Italy, Sep 7, 2015 / 03:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With many European families already opening their homes to refugees, the current head of the Jesuit's refugee agency says Pope Francis' appeal for parishes to open their doors offers a practical way of combating what is otherwise […]

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Pope: all European churches to welcome refugees during Year of Mercy

Vatican City, Sep 6, 2015 / 04:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Sunday issued a strong appeal to the entire European Church – including the Vatican – to take in migrant families as part of the lead-in to the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy. “Faced with the tragedy […]

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To welcome refugees is a witness of the resurrection, Pope says

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2015 / 06:47 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- On the first anniversary of the arrival of Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Pope Francis sent a letter thanking the country for welcoming thousands forced to flee their homes, and urged the international community […]

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Ankawa bomb attack strikes unease in refugees with nowhere else to go

Erbil, Iraq, Apr 18, 2015 / 02:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A car bomb explosion in front of the American consulate in what is considered the safest city in Iraq has left many unnerved and anxious, praying that nothing else will penetrate the stronghold. “Certainly, everyone will be very […]

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Pope’s delegation offers comfort, communion to Iraqi refugees

Erbil, Iraq, Mar 28, 2015 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hoping to awaken the world conscience on Iraq, a Pontifical delegation traveled to Erbil and Dohuk to foster local communion and shed light on the dramatic plight of Christians in the country. The delegation also offered an […]

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For refugees, Spanish bishops propose ‘a Church without borders’

Albacete, Spain, Jan 13, 2015 / 02:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Spanish bishops have released a message for their nation's Day of the Immigrant and Refugee, which will be held Jan. 18, entitled "A Church without borders, a Mother for all." Bishop Ciriaco Benavente Mateos of Albacete […]

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