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Bishop pays tribute to Irish Chaplaincy in Britain

“We can see from many current crises that no amount of policy will deter people from migrating," Bishop John Kirby said at the launch of 'Welcoming the Stranger' in London.


President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.


Church leaders seek to end migrants’ exploitation

Under a plan to be published on Wednesday, the EU is expected to impose migrant quotas on the 28 countries of the Union.


Bishops seek protection of asylum-seekers

Statement marks International Human Rights Day with a call to protect the human rights of those living in poverty, asylum seekers and the trafficked.


Parish priest defies asylum centre snub

Direct provision is a "desperately unjust system that condemns families and children to live awfully restricted lives for many many years" - Mgr John Byrne.


Direct provision is “simply unworthy of us”: Bishop

Children are “uniquely vulnerable to the lifelong consequences of growing up in such an institutionalised environment”.


Josephites urge prayers for Australia’s asylum seekers

Concern over State’s lack of compassion.


Ombudsman denounces treatment of asylum seekers

Call for urgent reform of current asylum system in Ireland

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