Refugees

A mother and daughter are seen at a refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Oct. 22. (CNS photo/Hannah McKay, Reuters) 
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, SJDecember 27, 2017
A family is forced to flee their homeland for fear of persecution. This is the classic modern-day definition of a refugee.
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Pope Francis said a Jesuit's mission is to be close to the people, especially those who are suffering and forgotten because "to see them is to see Christ suffering and crucified."
Young demonstrators gather outside Parliament in London on Oct. 24 to call for more child refugees to be allowed asylum and safe passage to the United Kingdom. (CNS photo/Mary Turner, Reuters)
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U.K. Catholic leaders urged the British government to accept more child refugees from northern France after reports that hundreds of young people are being forced to sleep outdoors in low temperatures.
Pope Francis leads an audience with members of the International Federation of Catholic Universities at the Vatican Nov. 4. The pope encouraged Catholic universities to study the root causes of migration. (CNS photo/L'Ossservatore Romano)
Politics & Society Short Take
John K. BinghamDecember 06, 2017
The good news is that the 193 United Nations member states have unanimously agreed to develop a new Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration, one that incorporates the goals of Pope Francis.
A passenger arrives through the U.S. Customs gate Dec. 4 at Logan International Airport in Boston. The Supreme Court will allow the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect while the legal fight over it winds through the lower courts. (CNS photo/CJ Gunther, EPA)
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Catholic News ServiceDecember 06, 2017
The Supreme Court's order means that the Trump administration can fully carry out the ban -- which is now in its third iteration.
During his first year of adjusting to life in the United States, Sudanese refugee Bershlmaws "Alo" Koko has relied upon the guidance and friendship of Fritz French, a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Indianapolis. French is a volunteer mentor with the Indianapolis Archdiocese's Refugee and Immigrant Services program of Catholic Charities. (CNS photo/John Shaughnessy, The Criterion)
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After arriving, Alo faced the same challenges that confront many refugees: separation from family, poor command of English, adjustments to an unfamiliar culture, and no knowledge of how to navigate life in a new country.