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Migrants United States

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.

Migrants Women

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.

Migrants Papal Trip Pope Francis

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.

Migrants Refugees

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.

First Nations Migrants

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.

Migrants Pope Francis

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.