(RNS) Standing more than 9 feet tall, the crucifix is made of wooden oars as a symbol of migration. It was given to Francis by Cuban President Raul Castro during the pontiff’s visit in September.
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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Mussie Zerai, a 40-year-old Catholic priest from tiny Eritrea in North Africa, is getting recognition for his work rescuing African refugees in the Mediterranean.
(RNS) For $20,000 you can take your family on a luxurious Mediterranean cruise. Or you can pay a smuggler to take your family on overcrowded life raft or rubber fishing dinghy, and pray they make it to the European coast without drowning.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sealed Hungary’s borders with Serbia to stem the influx and pledged not to let mainly Muslim migrants threaten Hungary’s Christian traditions.
(Reuters) An ancient castle in an Austrian village somewhere between Vienna and Hungary is not where you might expect to see an Islamic celebration.
Groups pushing for this include the Church World Service, representing 37 Christian denominations, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS.
The first trip he made after his election in 2013 was to the Italian island of Lampedusa, between Sicily and Tunisia, where many migrants arrive by boat. Vatican City will take two families, he said Sunday.
(RNS) This year will be a test. Can American Christianity get over itself and truly serve a desperate society?