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S+L BLOG: Refugees



Every November, the majestic migration of monarch butterflies flutters south from eastern Canada to central Mexico. These monarchs make their winter home in the tree tops of lush wild life reserves where their safety is protected and their presence celebrated. Their pictures fill travel magazines and attract droves of tourists. This winter, a reverse, much ...read more
This coming Sunday, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated at the Vatican. In recent days Pope Francis’ message, entitled “Migrants minors, vulnerable and voiceless,” was presented alongside all the other initiatives of the Italian Church. In 2015, 65.3 million people around the world were forced to migrate. Of those, 21.3 million were ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For November 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Countries Receiving Refugees – That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity. Collaboration of Priests and Laity – That ...read more
Today on Perspectives Daily, Pope Francis reflects on two corporal works of Mercy: Welcoming the Stranger and Clothing the Naked, and the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S. presides at a cross-border Mass in Tucson, AZ. ...read more
Pope Francis responds to the rebel capture of Aleppo by leading prayers for the people of Syria. As well, the pope sends a letter to a special group of Olympians, and an Irish bishop known for his role in Ireland’s “Bloody Sunday” dies. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis has a pointed message on how Christians should treat others, especially refugees. Plus, an anti-death penalty conference in Norway gets a special papal message. ...read more