How might we make the experience of migration less painful for those who arrive in our country? What forms might solidarity take?
Catholic Social Teaching Quotes on Refugees
Find out about Catholic Social Teaching on refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, and other people on the move. These quotes come from the Popes, and from individual Bishops and Bishops Conferences of the Asia Pacific region.
You can find a general overview of Catholic Social Teaching on refugees and asylum seekers here.
Are all of the human rights of refugees recognised in your country or are they treated as something less than human? How can we better respect the humanity of those living outside their home countries?
Do you think everyone should be able to choose where they live in their own country? What reasons do you think would justify moving to another country?
“Hospitality in itself isn’t enough. It’s not enough to give a sandwich if it isn’t accompanied by the possibility of learning to stand on one’s own feet. Charity that does not change the situation of the poor isn’t enough. True mercy, which God gives and teaches us, calls for justice,… Read More »Hospitality
“The new resettlement arrangements with Papua New Guinea are based on the premise that it is wrong for people fleeing from persecution to seek asylum in Australia” said Bishop Hanna “this is fundamentally untrue.” Read the statement from the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office here.