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Gerard O’Connell February 25, 2018
February has been one of the most violent months in the seven years of conflict.
Asia Bibi's husband and her daughter Eisham arrive in the Vatican prior to a private meeting with Pope Francis. (Credit: Vatican News)
Gerard O’Connell February 24, 2018
The pope said Rebecca Bitrus and Asia Bibi are models for a society that today has ever more fear of suffering.
February 23, 2018
Catholic leaders and organizers from around the U.S. have been loudly clamoring for relief for the young adults, some who already face deportation and the loss of permits that allow them to work, drive and attend school.
While reiterating that the killings must stop, the bishops warned that the leaders did not know how to make peace, were confused, traumatized and feared peace.
A Baptist preacher had never before been invited to speak at a Catholic institution.
Children play in a double-fenced playground area outside the T. Don Hutto "Family Residential Facility" in Taylor, Texas. Migration is not a crime and vulnerable migrant and refugee children should not be detained as if they were criminals, speakers said at a U.N. program Feb 21 in New York City. (CNS photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)
U.N. agencies estimate more than 65 million people are currently stateless or forcibly displaced from their countries and 51 percent of them are children.