Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian man near Ramallah, West Bank, during a late-December protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 12, 2018
In his annual "state of the world address" Jan. 8 to diplomats from more than 180 countries, Pope Francis urged countries once again to respect the status quo of Jerusalem. 
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceDecember 20, 2017
"The policies on asylum and deportation in Germany have become stricter in the last year, and so that's why more refugees ask for help in the churches."
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJuly 10, 2017
The nuns give practical help and emotional support to scores of migrants flooding Sicily's shores. The U.N.'s International Organization for Migration said that as of July 3, more than 85,000 migrants landed in Italy this year.
African migrants gather at the Caritas diocesan center in Palmero, Sicily, on June 1. (CNS photo/Dale Gavlak)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJune 28, 2017
The latest survivors of the dangerous sea voyage across the Mediterranean from Libya as European Union leaders expressed alarm at the rising numbers of migrants flooding into Italy.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad is seen at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ainkawa, Iraq, on Oct. 25, 2016. (CNS photo/Amel Pain, EPA)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceApril 03, 2017
For the patriarch, Holy Week culminating in the Easter celebration offers a fresh hope to breathe new life into prayer and reflection, reconciliation and dialogue.
A Christian family who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, sit in the room of a church in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceMarch 02, 2017
"This is now the third year of displacement for the Iraqi Christians. It's very tough. Donations are becoming less, while global attention is waning."
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 31, 2017
Trump's action slapped a 90-day ban on all entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries with terrorism concerns.
Migrant children play in water at a refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece, March 8. (CNS photo/Yannis Kolesidis, EPA)
Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceMarch 09, 2016
Up to 40,000 people are believed to be stuck throughout Greece as border after border to northern Europe has closed along the main route through the Balkans used by more than a million people since the migratory wave began a year ago.
Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 04, 2016
King Abdullah II of Jordan has warned that his country is now at a "boiling point" as Syrians, Iraqis and others fleeing violence in the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprisings still seek shelter in the cash-strapped, oil-poor kingdom.
Dale Gavlak - Catholic News ServiceAugust 19, 2015
Christian educators warn that funding discrimination by the Israel's Ministry of Education may force the closure of about 48 Christian schools, affecting some 33,000 pupils—roughly half Christian, half Muslim—who attend the institutions.