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Pope launches video campaign to highlight dialogue with migrants, refugees

As the church prepares to commemorate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees in September, Pope Francis launched a video campaign meant to highlight the spiritual and cultural contributions that migrants bring to people's lives.

Couple: Being refugees opens their eyes to reality of migrants

Serhii Bolshov knows he and his family do not fit most people's idea of "refugees," and, in fact, they don't fit his own stereotype either, he said.

Pope blesses Easter basket symbolic of Knights’ care packages for refugees

Pope Francis blessed a special Easter basket during a private audience with Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly and his family at the Vatican April 11.

Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Pope Francis' message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022 will reflect on the importance of including migrants and refugees in building a better world, the Vatican announced.

Pope meets unusual pilgrim carrying message of hope for refugees

When pilgrims pass through Rome along their long trek, they do not always get to meet Pope Francis much less get an "undersized" handshake.

At Angelus, pope prays for Ida victims, Afghan refugees

Pope Francis offered prayers to the victims and families affected by Hurricane Ida, which devastated the southern and northeastern United States.

As U.S. presence in Afghanistan ends, Catholics call to welcome refugees

As Aug. 30 ended in the U.S. and a new day began in a different time zone in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 31, 2021, the U.S. Central Command released a green-tinted photo of a soldier about to get on a cargo plane, a photographic coda to seal the historic moment that put an end to nearly two decades of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

Welcoming migrants, refugees is opportunity for growth, pope says

As countries become more culturally and ethnically diverse, their Catholic communities become more "catholic" and their societies can increasingly reflect the fact that all people are brothers and sisters, Pope Francis said.

Refugees at outreach center share hardships experienced during pandemic

TUCSON (CNS) — More than a dozen men, women and children provided a glimpse into the desperate living conditions they endure in Nogales, Mexico, while the world struggles with COVID-19.

Walk in solidarity with refugees at Christmas

Sometimes overlooked in the idyllic images of the Christmas story is the brief, touching tale told in the Gospel of Matthew: the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt.