Canada welcomed World Refugee Day on June 20 with at least 45,000 already-sponsored refugees scattered across the globe, stuck waiting as long as four years while their ready-and-willing sponsors in Canada marvel at the willingness of government bureaucracy to squander their dedication, faith and good will.

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DUBLIN, Ireland – Ireland's Catholic bishops have praised a Supreme Court decision in the country that will allow asylum seekers to find work while their status is being decided.

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WASHINGTON – The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court  to break its losing streak in lower courts and revive President Trump's travel ban on immigrants from six predominantly Muslim nations.

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MONTREAL – Hundreds of Montrealers ended a solemn march on May 28 by placing thousands of small white wooden crosses around a 28-tonne black stone that marks the mass grave of 6,000 Irish famine refugees who died 170 years ago.

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ROME – Loaded with peanut butter and jellysandwiches, bananas, Gatorade, grit and prayer, nine U.S. seminarians studying in Rome ran relay-style across the Italian peninsula to raise funds for displaced families in Iraq.

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WASHINGTON – After hundreds more migrants perished last weekend in the deadly Mediterranean passage to Europe, one Catholic expert insisted that the root causes of migration need to be addressed.

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The problem of long processing times for refugees to Canada will be fixed by 2019, promises Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen.

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WARSAW, Poland– Hungarian lay Catholics have circulated a petition, signed by members of other denominations, urging their country's churches to stop "closing their eyes" to the plight of refugees.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Refugee families continue to arrive in the Diocese of Charlotte while U.S. President Donald Trump and the courts battle over his executive order temporarily banning travel to the United States by citizens from six Muslim-majority countries 90 days and suspending resettlement of refugees for 120 days.

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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has taken in three new Syrian families, some members of which were ISIS prisoners before gaining freedom and fleeing the country.

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MINNEAPOLIS – Suad Gele didn't know about the incoming U.S. president – or his proposed policies' potential impact on immigrants and refugees – when she came to the United States as a refugee in December 2016.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."

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FRONTERA COMALAPA, Mexico – In the early 1980s, parishioners at the Santo Nino de Atocha parish in this town on the Mexico-Guatemala border opened their church and homes to refugees fleeing civil war in Guatemala. Three decades later, they're preparing for another influx of asylum seekers – this time from countries farther south as Central Americans seek safety from the gang violence gripping El Salvador and Honduras.

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VATICAN CITY – Given the ongoing crises in the Middle East, North American, European and other Western nations will need to be more generous in coming to the aid of refugees and displaced peoples, said two prominent church leaders.

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Before South Sudan was a country, Luciano Moro was a refugee from South Sudan building a new life alone in Canada.

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