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A stab crucifix hangs in an Irish church. OSV News photo/Warren Matthews
FaithDispatches
America Staff
The numbers tell a bleak story for the Catholic Church in Ireland
Palestinians walk through the destruction left by the Israeli air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip in Gaza City on Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hajjar)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“The struggle to secure our daily bread is exhausting. There is a shortage of everything. Nutritious food is non-existent. We have run out of medications and vitamins.”
A damaged inflatable dinghy is seen on Loon Beach in Dunkirk, France, on Nov. 25, 2021, the day after 27 migrants died when their dinghy deflated as they attempted to cross the English Channel. (CNS photo/Johanna Geron, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Stewart
Condemned by the Jesuit Refugee Service UK as a “cruel plan” that “violates human dignity,” the policy authorizes deporting people who come to the United Kingdom in search of safety to Rwanda.
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J.D. Long García
All but four Senate Republicans and six Democrats voted to block the bipartisan bill’s passage yesterday. The actions of members from both parties concerned immigration advocates.
FaithDispatches
Michael Kelly - OSV News
Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin said he hoped that the newly returned relic of St. Brigid would inspire people to show hospitality to asylum-seekers, at a time of growing protests about immigration in the country.
In downtown Boa Vista, an enormous statue of a garimpeiro panning for gold dominates the square facing the state legislature.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael SwanYone Simidzu
Over the four-year administration of President Jair Bolsonaro, between 2019 and 2023, 570 Yanomami children perished as 20,000 wildcat miners, known in Brazil as garimpeiros, tore up the forest in what should have been protected Yanomami territory, seeking gold, tin and minerals used in contemporary hi-tech products.