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Cardinal Michael Czerny

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk. null

Ghanaian Cardinal’s Retirement as Head of Vatican Dicastery Accepted, Interim Head Named

Dec 23, 2021

The dicastery will be led for now by Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.

Pope Francis visits Rome’s Astalli Center on Sept. 10, 2013. Vatican Media.

Refugees are Ending Up in a "desert of humanity": Pope Francis

Nov 16, 2021

‘The number of people forced to flee their homelands continues to grow,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal’s visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Welcomes 11-foot-tall Puppet Symbolizing Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Sep 10, 2021

The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.

Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the migrants and refugees section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA.

Immigrants are Essential, COVID-19 Shows: Vatican-based Jesuit Cardinal

May 17, 2020

The emergency caused by coronavirus has made the situation of many vulnerable people even more precarious; it has also highlighted that immigrants are essential to the fabric of our society, said Cardinal Michael Czerny.