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ICMC in the News
ICMC and other organizations called on Nigeria’s government to protect the lives of its residents and address root causes of violence and displacement in the country. The 26 September statement to the UN Human Rights Council noted an earlier appeal by Catholic Bishops to address growing insecurity.
A community sponsorship workshop co-organized by ICMC and the Canadian Embassy to the Holy See explored ways to strengthen programs of refugee welcome to ensure better sustainability. The Canadian program could serve as a model for initiatives in other countries, said the ICMC Secretary General.
ICMC Secretary General Mgrs. Robert J. Vitillo draws strength from St. Robert Bellarmine as he strives to bring the light of the Gospel by serving the poor and marginalized. In this interview in German with kath.ch, he reflects on his name and how his namesake inspires him in his work with people in need.
Our Members in the News
People on the move bring vitality to their new parishes and communities, said the head Bishop on migration in South Korea on the World Day of Refugees and Migrants. While at times challenging, the presence of uprooted people “provides tremendous opportunities for everyone to grow,” the message reads.
The Episcopal migrants commission in Mozambique is holding workshops during October to raise awareness about human trafficking. The project coordinator told ACI Africa that the initiative targets migrant communities: “We cannot talk about trafficking detached from the issue of human mobility.”
A new government–Church initiative will offer more protection to overseas migrant workers, Filipino Bishops announced on 23 September. The program aims to address documentation issues, support migrant laborers in abusive situations, and increase scholarships to children of migrant workers.