from ONE

A Church of Their Own
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE January 2012)
Migrants from Kerala build church and community in Mumbai

The High Stakes of Leaving
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE May 2012)
Ethiopian migrants risk their lives for a better one in the Middle East

The Desert Is Their Home: Nomads and Their Animals
by Rev. Terrence J. Mulkerin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1979)
The unique life of a nomad has changed very little over the past one thousand years.

from News

Pope: Migrants’ Deaths Should Provoke Sadness, Action, Not Indifference
Catholic News Service (7 July 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The tragic deaths of thousands of men, women and children who die while searching for a better future should trigger compassion and action, not indifference, Pope Francis said.

Pope Calls For ‘Globalization of Charity’ to Protect Migrants
Catholic News Service (23 September 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for the “globalization of charity” through an international network to fight human trafficking and ensure the rights of migrants and refugees.

Pope Urges Prayers, Action on Behalf of Migrants, Unemployed, Poor
Catholic News Service (20 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The poor, migrants in search of a better life and the unemployed want what all human beings want: life, dignity and a chance to earn a decent living, Pope Francis said in several speeches urging compassion and assistance by both governments and individuals.

Catholic Aid Groups Urge Humanitarian Response to Migrant Crisis
Catholic News Service (5 May 2015)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — As the European Union announced tough measures to curb the flow of migrants and refugees across the Mediterranean Sea, Catholic aid groups urged a more humanitarian response.

Pope Asks Prayers for Refugees After 71 Found Dead in Truck
Catholic News Service (31 August 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis joined Austrian church leaders in praying for the 71 refugees found dead in an abandoned truck near Vienna and he condemned the smuggling of migrants as an offense “against the whole human family.”

Church Agencies Highlight Growing Urgency of Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Catholic News Service (4 September 2015)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Catholic aid agencies have urged Europeans not to turn against migrants seeking refuge from Syria and other countries, in what media reports describe as the continent’s greatest refugee movement since World War II.

Meeting in Jerusalem, European Bishops Call on Nations to Support Migrants
Catholic News Service (18 September 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Leaders of the European bishops’ conferences expressed solidarity with people of the Middle East, especially those being forced from their homes, and called on European states to act generously, justly, and respectfully toward the influx of migrants and refugees now reaching their shores.

Pope: Silence and Indifference to Migrant Crisis Lead to Complicity
Catholic News Service (1 October 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indifference to the crises and tragedies today’s migrants and refugees are facing lead to complicity when people remain silent or refuse to act, Pope Francis said.

Aid Workers in Greece Brace for More Migrants, Despite Worsening Weather
Catholic News Service (13 October 2015)
LESBOS, Greece (CNS) — Greece is bracing for thousands more Syrians and other people to land on Lesbos and other key island crossings from Turkey, as those fleeing conflict remain undeterred by the worsening weather and colder autumn temperatures in their desperate search for safety in Europe.

Greece’s Caritas Aids Refugees With Food, Clothing, Human Warmth
Catholic News Service (20 October 2015)
IDOMENI, Greece (CNS) — Weary faces, fussy babies, little boys teasing little girls to the point of tears and repeated uses of the Arabic word, ”inshallah” (God willing) reflect the uncertainty faced by refugees trying to reach northern Europe.

Volunteers Are At Front Lines of Europe’s Response to Refugees
Catholic News Service (21 October 2015)
HEGYESHALOM, Hungary (CNS) — Along the border between Hungary and Austria, Rosala Holzschuh stands in the midnight darkness as thousands of refugees flow past her on their way toward Western Europe. As a cold wind swirls around her, Holzschuh looks for children with no shoes, and when she spots one, she grabs their parent and steers them toward a pile of donated socks and shoes.

from Blog Content

An Uncomfortable Reality
ONE contributor Peter Lemieux recounts a disquieting interview, conducted while reporting on the migration of young Ethiopian women to the Middle East.

Picture of the Day: Keralites Maintain Tradition in Mumbai
A dance group from Mumbai's Syro-Malabar Catholic eparchy rehearse a traditional Keralite routine backstage at an annual festival. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: "Along with Bread, They Need Love"
The current issue of ONE features a look at refugees from Syria and Iraq, and ongoing efforts to help them.

Picture of the Day: Madonna and Child in Jordan
Ethan Jacob Ramirez awaits his baptism in the arms of his mother at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Amman. (photo: Tanya Habjouqa)

Picture of the Day: From Syria to Italy
Migrants are seen on a rescue boat as they arrive with a group that includes Syrian refugees at the port of Pozzallo, Italy, on 17 September. (photo: CNS/Antonio Parrinello, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Remembrance
An Eritrean refugee and her daughter hold candles during a memorial gathering in Addis Ababa to mark the first anniversary of the Lampedusa migrant shipwreck. (photo: CNS photo/Tiksa Negeri, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Happy Birthday, Pope Francis
Today marks the pope’s 79th birthday.

Walking With Migrants and Refugees
This Sunday marks the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Picture of the Day: Middle East to Southwest
A Dominican Sister of St. Catherine of Siena from Iraq visits El Cajon, California, for the ordination of her nephew at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in August 2015. (photo: Nancy Wiechec)

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Picture of the Day: Spiritual Reflection
An altar server waits for the liturgy to begin at Holy Family Chaldean Catholic Mission in Phoenix. (photo: Nancy Wiechec)

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90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Rev. Francis Eluvathingal

The Rev. Francis Eluvathingal, a Syro-Malabar priest, helps migrants stay connected to their faith.

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Picture of the Day: Day Care in Jerusalem
Fadia Shamieh, from the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Jala, plays with children inside the St. Rachel Center in Jerusalem. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

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