Refugees

 A boy cries out for help as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives at the Greek island of Lesbos, Oct. 30, 2015. Turkey and Greece are trading blame following the deaths of Syrian refugees trying to flee to Europe. (CNS photo/Giorgos Moutafis, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke March 19, 2020
Conditions at overcrowded refugee camps in Greece have become desperate, and Turkey has revived threats to renege on an agreement with the European community and to open its border allowing refugees through to Europe.
Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 22, 2020.
Gerard O’Connell January 22, 2020
Francis called on all Christians “to work together to show to the migrants the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.”
In this Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 file photo, refugees and migrants are rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, 60 miles north of Al-Khums, Libya. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo, file)
Kevin Clarke January 14, 2020
The executive order, issued in September, requires for the first time that resettlement agencies get written consent from state and local officials in any jurisdiction where they hope to place refugees after June 2020.
Just before Christmas, the Catholic and Lutheran bishops of Minnesota issued a joint letter in support of refugees, urging prayers and protection for them.
Refugees and migrants at a camp on the Greek island of Samos, on Oct. 18.  (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
Kevin White, S.J. November 12, 2019
More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time in recorded history, writes Kevin White of Jesuit Refugee Service. But there is good news about global initiatives to address the problem.
Kristin Zipple-Shedd November 08, 2019
The Trump administration is engaged in a systematic war against immigrants, and one prime target seems to be those of us who represent them.