Entries by SIS-MSCS

Another migrant child dies in US custody

Another boy, who’s not being named, was taken to hospital in New Mexico after falling ill. He was treated and released, but later his condition deteriorated, he was re-admitted but died on Christmas day. An investigation has been launched into these two tragedies amidst this humanitarian exodus. This follows the death several days ago of […]

Pope Francis: address the Ambassadors to welcome and integrate is our moral responsibility

Vatican. On his address to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Holy See: Switzerland, Malta, The Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Estonia, Iceland, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Qatar and The Gambia, the Holy FAther convey  his sentiments of esteem to the respective Heads of State. «No effective humanitarian solution» to the «pressing problem» of the current mass migration […]

Feast of the Venerable Servant of God, Fr. Joseph Marchetti

Today, we celebrate the memory of our beloved Co-founder, Father Joseph Marchetti, for whom we can well attribute the Gospel text of the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit […]

At USCCB conference, advocate explains immigrant recruitment fraud

Washington D.C.,  An immigrant rights group hopes the Maryland legislature will protect migrant workers in the state from labor trafficking and fraud by banning recruitment fees, licensing recruiters for jobs, and prohibiting discrimination in recruitment. It is fairly common for migrant workers to be charged a fee by a recruiter to be matched with a job […]

Pastoral agents welcome and needed in Uganda

Due to a more than million refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo who living in his Ugandan diocese, Bishop Sabino Ocan Odoki of Arua appeals for help providing spiritual aid to “our brothers and sisters”.

CEI released documents on “Migrants, from fear to welcome” 

The Italian Episcopal Conference released a statement on Thursday warning against a culture of fear that, they say, fosters a climate of mistrust and rejection towards migrants. They also appealed for the respect for life and the will to protect, promote and integrate those fleeing their homes.