There is need for the local Church to take up the responsibility of welcoming and promoting the dignity of refugees and migrants, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles (Scalabrinians) who is on a canonical visit to South Africa has said.
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?”
The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022.
Initiatives the Catholic Church in Eswatini is taking to reach out to migrants and refugees in the one-Diocese Southern African nation are steps in the right direction, a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has said.
The pope made the appeal at his general audience.
The group of about ten refugees are being supported directly by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni migrant reception and identification center located along the shore of the island of Lesbos,
As a sign of Pope Francis’ concern for migrants, the Vatican has announced that it is helping to arrange the transfer of refugees from Cyprus to Italy, among them, two Christians who fled the Central African nation of Cameroon.
Four migrants shared their testimonies with the pope.
Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries.
Pope Francis offered Mass Wednesday asking the Virgin Mary to help Christians recognize the face of Christ in each migrant and refugee.
Pope Francis expressed “great apprehension and sorrow” Sunday after eight mass graves were discovered in Libya amid the ongoing civil war.
War is madness, Pope Francis told bishops gathered in the Italian city of Bari in a speech that warned against populist sentiments and condemned countries that sell weapons that fund wars in the Middle East.
Pope Francis called Monday for an end to the rhetoric which views migrants as something ‘other,’ saying they are human beings and among those Christ has commanded his disciples to love and assist.