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Conference to focus on wellbeing of seasonal workers

How faith communities can better welcome seasonal workers will be the focus of a national conference in July. Source: ACBC.

Migrants Refugees Vatican

Migrants are living image of God’s pilgrim people: Pope

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis invites people to see migration as a sign of the times and as a symbol of the Church’s pilgrimage throughout history. Source: Vatican News.

Migrants Prayer

Pope invites prayer for people forced to flee their homeland 

Pope Francis has released The Pope Video prayer intention for June, inviting the Church to pray for people who flee their home countries. Source: Vatican News. 

Education Migrants

Call for focus on refugee and migrant children

A new study has found children from migrant and refugee backgrounds are more likely to be developmentally vulnerable when starting school, causing repercussions that could carry into adulthood.  Source: SBS News. 

In The Dioceses Migrants

Broome extends its PALM to Timor-Leste workers

It was fitting that Sunday’s Gospel reading evoked the image of the vine and the branches when Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome hosted more than 50 people from Timor-Leste. Source: Broome Diocese.

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Texas suing ministries serving migrants and refugees

The Texas Attorney-General is suing a network of Church-related ministries to migrants and refugees after one of them – Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas – refused to surrender records about the people it serves. Source: The Tablet.

Church Life Migrants

Church embraces African communities in Melbourne

When Deacon George Piech Meat arrived in Australia in 2004 after years as a refugee, his first port of call was a Catholic church. Source: ABC News.

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Holy See ambassador joins ACRATH for campaign launch  

The Australian embassy to the Holy See joined Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) for the launch of its “16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence” campaign, focusing on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation.


Government may be forced to release more people from detention

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil says the federal Government expects it will have to do more to overhaul Australia’s immigration detention system, as it faces the prospect of more people being released from immigration detention. Source: ABC News.