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EU regards refugees as ‘commodities for shipping’

As Pope Francis visits Greece, Trócaire expresses deep concern at the recent EU-Turkey deal that facilitates large-scale return of asylum seekers to Turkey.

2016.04.16.

COMECE hails Pope’s ecumenical visit to Lesbos

Pope Francis says visit aims to “express closeness & solidarity" to the displaced & the citizens of Lesbos & the people of Greece "who are so generous in their welcome”.

2016.04.14.

Migrant crisis: Church will not be found wanting

Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin encourages parishes and deaneries to gather together to reflect on their pastoral response to "this huge crisis".

2015.09.06.

Special prayers to be said in Cloyne for refugees

“The loss of such high numbers of innocent lives at sea resonates strongly with the Irish experience of the ‘coffin ships’ during the time of the Great Famine” – Bishop Crean.

2015.08.09.

US bishops highlight suffering of immigrants

Cardinal O’Malley among bishops who celebrated Mass at Mexican border on Tuesday.

2014.04.02.

Bishops host major conference on migration

Archbishop welcomes forum in which to "calmly and rationally" look at all dimensions of migration.

2014.02.20.

Pope Francis focuses on peace in Urbi et Orbi

Pontiff called on God to protect the earth “frequently exploited by human greed and rapacity.”

2013.12.26.

Lampedusa boat to mark International Migrants Day

Thames voyage to highlight plight of migrants who perish on dangerous journeys.

2013.12.18.

Archbishop expresses concern over religious and secular fundamentalism

Housing policies contribute to the formation of immigrant ghettos Archbishop of Dublin suggests.

2013.10.15.

Church urged to strip itself of “vanity, arrogance and pride”

Pontiff rails against culture of rejection and throwaway mentality.

2013.10.05.
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