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Catholic activists arrested in Washington DC, following protest against US immigration policy

“Cruelty toward the suffering and bullying the most vulnerable should not be national policy and we cannot allow it to continue.”

2019.07.20.

Windrush generation must be compensated, says UK bishop

“As a result of the government’s hostile environment policies members of the Windrush generation were until very recently detained and even deported. The government must now restore the human dignity of those whose rights were violated.”

2019.06.24.

Bishops welcome “no fee” decision for Europeans staying in UK after Brexit

Bishop Paul McAleenan paid tribute to people from across Europe who have contributed to the Church and society in the UK and who are what he called “an integral and valued part of our parishes, schools and communities”.

2019.01.23.

British parishes told to help EU citizens stay in UK after Brexit

“We strongly oppose the decision to charge people for securing the rights they already have. This is not only unprincipled but will also create a barrier for larger families or people facing financial difficulties."

2018.12.16.

UK asylum system is marked by “deliberate cruelty”

“The people we serve are those made destitute by the asylum process." – Sarah Teather, former MP and director of JRS in Britain.

2018.07.23.

Compulsory registration of EU citizens in UK will mostly hit Catholics

The Church’s concern in this matter is justified as the majority of EU citizens in the EU are Catholic, and safeguarding their rights is a priority for the Catholic Church.

2018.07.07.

Church in England concerned about Irish in UK post Brexit

EU citizens living in the UK must not live in fear of not being allowed to stay, says spokesman for bishops of England and Wales.

2017.04.01.

Line up for third Faith and Life Convention announced

Former MP and UK Minister of State for Children and Families to talk about how faith prompted her to leave politics and work instead for the Jesuit Refugee Service.

2016.07.27.

English primate welcomes sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees

Calls on Catholic parishes to following Pope Francis' lead and "get involved".

2016.07.20.

Pope hints at contraception leeway over Zika crisis

Pontiff warns that abortion is an absolute evil but avoiding pregnancy isn't in particularly difficult circumstances such as Paul VI's authorisation to nuns threatened with rape.

2016.02.19.

Immigration is here to stay: Bishop Buckley

"Remember you too were treated harshly abroad, building London’s underground, the mines of Yorkshire, in the docks of Boston or in the new cities of Sydney and Perth."

2016.01.14.

Pope appeals to laity for more active engagement

Pontiff to celebrate outdoor Mass for over a million pilgrims at World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

2015.09.27.

Clonfert to welcome two priests from Nigeria

Parish priests from the Diocese of Jalingo will take up appointments for a period of three years with the option of staying for longer.

2015.09.12.

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.

2015.08.18.

Political parties must give a real voice to citizens

Archbishop Martin tells MacGill Summer School "A democratic political system must not limit the role of citizens to voting in elections and referendums."

2015.07.29.

Emigrants’ pack issued for St Patrick’s Day

Some 81,900 people left Irish shores between April 2013 and April 2014 though it appears the number of people emigrating has begun to fall.

2015.03.17.

Immigrant Council of Ireland appoints new CEO

Assurances will be sought from all parties and independent candidates in the general election that they will address the concerns of migrants and their families.

2015.03.02.

Pope’s address challenges Europe’s politicians

To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.

2014.11.27.

Cardinal-elect will reinforce Church’s justice mission

CSAN lauds Archbishop Nichols as "a consistently powerful advocate of social justice.”

2014.02.22.
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