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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.

Migrants United States

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.

Human Rights Migrants

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.


Catholic leaders outraged over fatal detention centre fire

Catholic leaders have expressed sorrow and outrage after a fire in a Mexican immigration detention centre claimed the lives of at least 40 migrants, who appeared to be abandoned by guards as flames engulfed their locked cells. Source: OSV News.

Disability Migrants

‘It’s a miracle’: Family saved days before deportation

Sydney parishioners the Donagemma family received the miracle they prayed for to help them stay in Australia days before they were due to be deported. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Migrants United Kingdom

UK bishops emphasise dignity in new document on migrants 

The bishops of England and Wales have published a document on the Catholic response to refugees and migrants, days after the bishops conference’s lead on the subject criticised the British Government’s Illegal Migration Bill. Source: The Tablet.

Disability Migrants

Visa hope for Down syndrome kids as Minister overturns family’s rejection

Families of children with Down syndrome seeking visas to stay in Australia are feeling hopeful after a Perth family was granted permanent residency following a ministerial intervention – but discrimination remains. Source: SBS News.