Saturday 26. September 2020
Migration & Asylum

Migration and asylum are human rights issues. Frequently, individuals and families leave their places of origin or residence seeking an improvement in their living conditions or simply fleeing violence or war. The current scale of the phenomenon at the EU borders is worrying, as are the tragedies and deaths that result from the desperation of migrants, many of them victims of criminal activities of smugglers and traffickers. Integration of migrants and asylum seekers is also a challenge. The COMECE Secretariat works for the rights of migrants, refugees and hosting societies to be harmonised and respected in the EU for the sake of the common good in the Christian spirit of welcoming the stranger. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Working Group on Migration and Asylum.

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26. September 2020

World Day of Migrants and Refugees - EU Bishops: “Let’s welcome migrants with humanity”

Webnews, 26/09/2020

“Let’s welcome migrants with humanity, fraternity and solidarity. Let’s give them a place at our table”, states H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, on the eve of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday 27 September 2020.

25. September 2020

EU Pact on Migration: COMECE calls for concrete solidarity and generosity

Press Release, 25/09/2020

Following the adoption of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday 23 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union encourage the EU and its Member States to act in concrete solidarity and responsibility towards migrants and refugees.

11. September 2020
TOPSHOT - A migrant stands near tents as a fire burns in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on September 9, 2020. - The migrant camp of Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, has been partially evacuated after a fire that broke out early on Septem

Moria fires, COMECE urges action to protect asylum seekers

Webnews, 11/09/2020

In the context of the tragedy occurred in the Moria camp (Lesvos) on Tuesday 8 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union urge the EU institutions and all Member States to act more swiftly and firmly to finally make the relocation of asylum seekers from the Greek islands a reality. Card. Hollerich“we need to enhance the common EU asylum policy”.

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José-Luis Bazán

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