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Latest stories: Jesuit Refugee Service

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.

Ten-year-old Ibrahim, a Congolese refugee living in Burundi who has a physical disability. He is among the beneficiaries of the JRS education initiative for children with special needs. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Great Lakes

Jesuit Agency Facilitating Education of Refugee Children with Special Needs in Burundi

Mar 3, 2021

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service, (JRS), is facilitating the education of refugee children with special needs in Burundi, the leadership of the agency has reported.

A detail from Timothy P. Schmalz's sculpture ‘Angels Unawares’ in St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Care for Refugees Fleeing "viruses of injustice, violence and war"

Nov 12, 2020

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to care for people fleeing “the viruses of injustice, violence and war,” in a message marking the 40th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service.