The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022.
‘Through the intercession of St. John Paul II, God led us to this residence,’ said Eleanor Petritschenko.
Nearly 1.8 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion.
Almost 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland.
Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda have embarked on fresh training of Catechists among refugees in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu to fill the gap that was left by Pastoral caregivers who went back to their homes in South Sudan.
A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe coordinating an office of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) has highlighted the plight of refugees and migrants, saying that their lives entail “risking everything” in search of a better life.
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Egypt are empowering refugees and vulnerable Egyptians in the country’s capital, Cairo, with skills to initiate businesses.
The Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has expressed concern about the difficult lives of refugees and migrants, especially their challenging search for settlement, and suggested that the vulnerable group be considered “a new missionary territory”.
The plight of refugees and migrants as far as documentation is concerned can be addressed by the creation of an office that specifically deals with this vulnerable group in each Catholic Parish, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has proposed.
The group of about ten refugees are being supported directly by Pope Francis.
‘The number of people forced to flee their homelands continues to grow,’ the pope said.
Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries.
The inhumane treatment of refugees and migrants in South Africa is a cause for concern for a Catholic Bishop in the country who is calling for compassion toward those who have fled from various forms of instability in their respective home countries.
The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.
Uganda has continued to implement stringent measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and related deaths, a situation that has terribly impacted the wellbeing of refugees who were already struggling to survive in the East African country.
Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Egypt are empowering refugees seeking shelter in the Northern African country with technical skills that can significantly enhance the refugees’ empowerment.
A Catholic Missionary Priest heading a refugee settlement in Uganda has lauded the East African nation for providing a safe haven for refugees and urged other countries to follow suit.
In his Angelus message this Sunday, Pope Francis offered a reminder that the Lord wants us to seek his presence in the trials and storms of life.
Refugees in various African countries continue to be excluded in COVID-19 programs such as provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and even vaccination against the coronavirus, members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have said.
The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), is calling on countries across the globe to include refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in COVID-19 vaccination.