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Marseille next stop in Pope’s ‘Mediterranean pilgrimage’

Pope Francis’ trip to the French port city of Marseille this week is another stop on a decade-long Mediterranean pilgrimage, which began with his maiden voyage as Pope to the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013. Source: CNS.

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Resources published for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Catholic communities across Australia are being encouraged to reflect on the Holy Family’s experience as migrants as the Church prepares to mark the 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Calls for education on Voice for migrant and refugee communities

A migrant and refugee service has called for better education on the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament for non-English-speaking people after it found most people that access its services knew nothing or very little about the referendum. Source: ABC News.


New program ‘Connecting Up’ migrants and the community

A new initiative has been launched by Centacare Employment and Training in Western Australia with the aim of supporting migrants and humanitarian entrants to integrate into the community. Source: The eRecord.

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Francis urges solidarity with migrants on 10th anniversary of Lampedusa visit

Pope Francis has marked the 10th anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, reaffirming his support for migrants who take great risks to cross the Mediterranean to enter Europe. Source: Vatican News.

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Florida confirms sending migrants to Catholic organisation in California

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s office has confirmed that it sent dozens of migrants directly to the offices of the Diocese of Sacramento Catholic Charities in California. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis says US-Mexico border situation a ‘serious problem’

Pope Francis says the migration crisis between Mexico and the United States is a “serious problem” and praised a US bishop for efforts in caring for the migrants. Source: OSV News.

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Grattan Institute calls for overhaul of visa rules to protect migrant workers 

One in six migrants is paid less than the national minimum wage according to a new report by the Grattan Institute, which says governments have failed to stop the exploitation of migrant workers. Source: ABC News.

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People should be free to choose, not forced, to migrate: Pope

Everyone should be free – not forced – to leave their homeland, to remain in their new host nation and to return to their country of origin, Pope Francis says in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Source: CNS.