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A migrant carries a baby in the Darien Province in Panama on Sept. 22, 2023. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have entered Panama through this jungle so far this year. | Credit: Luis Acosta/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis Urges Humanitarian Response to Darien Migration Tragedy

Dec 20, 2023

“We need the joint effort of the most directly affected countries and the international community to prevent this tragic reality,” Pope Francis said.

A migrant boat on the beach at Camposoto San Fernando Cádiz, Spain. | Credit: Shutterstock

Morocco Cardinal Denounces Enslavement, Violence against African Migrants en route to Euro

Oct 12, 2023

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero said: “We are talking about robberies, violence, rape, and being sold as slaves.”

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus address on Sept. 24, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: It’s Never "too late" to Receive God’s Love

Sep 24, 2023

The pope spoke one day after he gave a strong condemnation of euthanasia on his return flight from Marseille, France, saying there is such a thing as “bad compassion.”

Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tunis in Tunisia. Credit:  Archdiocese of Tunis

“Your country is beautiful,” Catholic Archbishop Discourages Tunisians against Migration

Aug 18, 2023

The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tunis in Tunisia has cautioned young people in the Muslim-dominated North African country against migrating to Italy, saying that their country is equally beautiful.

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Church in Africa Needs to Create Awareness on Migration: Catholic Bishop in South Africa

Aug 5, 2022

There is need for the Church in Africa to raise migration awareness and educate the people of God on the continent about the reality of leaving a native country in search of better opportunities elsewhere. 

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on June 22, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Vatican is Asking Catholics to Share Their Experiences Helping Migrants and Refugees

Jul 28, 2022

In a video message released on July 28 ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis poses the question: “How can we foster an enriching encounter with migrants and refugees?”

Indigenous drummers welcome Pope Francis to Lac Ste. Anne. Vatican Media

A look Beyond Headlines: Pope Francis Encounters Catholic, Life History on Canada Journey

Jul 28, 2022

This “penitential pilgrimage” is dedicated to a real path of reconciliation with the Native American populations, and at the same time it is also an apostolic journey to a country with a rich and varied Catholic history.

Pope Francis visits the Mavrovouni refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Dec. 5, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Calls Migrant Crisis a "shipwreck of civilization" during Refugee Camp Visit

Dec 5, 2021

Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni migrant reception and identification center located along the shore of the island of Lesbos,

African Migrants trying to cross over to Europe in search of greener pastures.

African Governments Urged to “ensure equality, equity for all” to Stem Dangerous Migration

Sep 8, 2020

Corruption and inequalities in many African countries is leaving many people impoverished and forcing them outside their countries in search of better lives, the leadership of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) has said, warning that some of the means used by migrants leaving their countries are “perilous”.