Refugees

The truce does not include the Islamic State group or al-Qaida's branch in Syria. Several previous ceasefires all collapsed, some of them in a matter of days.
Catholic News Service December 28, 2016
"The week serves as both a time for prayer and action to highlight the contributions of immigrants and vulnerable populations coming to the United States."
Kevin Clarke December 22, 2016
Speaking from Baghdad on Dec. 14, Kevin Hartigan, Catholic Relief Services' regional director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe told America that his team was bracing for what may be unprecedented numbers of people in flight from the contested city.
The Editors December 14, 2016
As crises in Syria and Iraq reach a crescendo, Kevin Hartigan, Catholic Relief Services' regional director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe, speaks from Baghdad about responding to families fleeing conflict in the region.
People take photos on their mobile devices as the Christmas tree is lit during a ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Dec. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
The nativity seen should remind us of the marginalized, the pope said.
Teresa Donnellan December 08, 2016
“I am very aware that my ethnicity is dying.”