4.16
Pope Tells Migrants ‘Do Not Lose Hope,’ Brings 12 to Rome

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Pope Francis refugees in Lesbos

“Though many of their graves bear no name, to God each one is known, loved, and cherished.”

Pope Francis and the Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church met with refugees today in Greece. Twelve will return to Rome with the Pope via the community of Sant’Egidio. More from Crux: Pope Brings 12 Refugees to RomePope Visits Greece to Put Face on Crisis. And from The New York Times. Watch the videos after the jump:

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3.25
Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Christian, Muslim, Hindu Migrants

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Pope Francis washing feet of migrants

“Children of the same God.”

On Holy Thursday Pope Francis washed the feet of twelve refugees: Christian, Muslim, and Hindu. More from the AP here: Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Christian, Muslim, Hindu Migrants

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1.7
TCC Video: The Pope Video: Inter-religious Dialogue

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interfaith leaders hold objects

“We are all children of God.”

Pope Francis is now releasing videos to assist in sharing his monthly prayer intentions with the world. The Holy Father’s prayer intentions always relate to challenges facing humanity. The first is about inter-religious dialogue. Watch it after the jump:

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12.15
Catholic Bishops Oppose Proposed Ban on Muslim Refugees

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US Catholic Bishops

“We will advocate on behalf of . . . our Muslim brothers and sisters.”

The US Catholic Bishops have issued a statement, repudiating “the hatred and suspicion that leads to discrimination” after presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed banning all Muslims refugees from the US. More from NCR here: Catholic Bishops Oppose Proposed Ban on Muslim Refugees

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12.1
The Priest Who Puts His Life on the Line to Save Muslims in Central African Republic

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Fr. Bernard Kinvi

Father Bernard Kinvi didn’t hesitate to protect Muslims threatened by sectarian violence in Central African Republic, even though doing so meant risking his life. Read the story in The Guardian here: The Catholic Priest Who Puts His Life on the Line to Save Muslims in Central African Republic

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