Refugees

In this file photo taken on April 14, 2017, Polish bishops walk by President Andrzej Duda, First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, parliament speakers and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo as they arrive to celebrate a special Mass during ceremonies marking 1,050 years of the nation's Catholicism at the 10th-century cathedral in Gniezno,Poland considered to be the cradle of Poland's Catholic faith. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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The church's reproach, while so far delivered diplomatically, raises the question of whether the ruling Law and Justice party could be at risk of losing some of its wide support among believers in a country where nine out of 10 citizens identify as Catholic.
Volunteers of the Order of Malta's Italian Relief Corps provide assistant to an infant rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. (CNS photo/courtesy CISOM) 
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Catholic News ServiceSeptember 05, 2017
A Vatican official condemns the lack of safe and legal channels for migration, citing the dependency that creates among migrants on smugglers and human traffickers who may exploit them.
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Police evicted hundreds of refugees from the building Aug. 19. About 100 people, mostly Eritreans and Ethiopians with official refugee status, had been camping in a public square outside the building since then.
Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, and Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago greet asylum seekers at the Humanitarian Respite Center at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, on Aug. 15. (CNS photo/courtesy Catholic Extension)
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Catholic News ServiceAugust 24, 2017
Cardinal Cupich of Chicago visited McAllen, Texas, to grant $100,000 for a new building to provide services for asylum seekers.
 In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee boy sits on a mat outside a communal tent while his brother sleeps, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
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Colleen DulleAugust 21, 2017
The pope’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees message marks a break from past years.
A family from Haiti approach a tent in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, stationed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as they haul their luggage down Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Dean DettloffAugust 14, 2017
Refugees who initially fled from places in Africa were treated for frostbite after crossing the northern border on foot.