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Offshore detention ‘has not been a success’, refugee advocate says as thousands rally for refugees

CATHOLIC leaders have denounced Australia’s tough offshore detention policy as thousands of people rallied in capital cities last weekend, calling for the release of about 800 refugees and asylum seekers remaining on Manus Island and Nauru. “As a bishop and a former boat person, I deplore the detention of our brothers and sisters,” chair of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission ... Read More »

Syrian children risk becoming ‘lost generation’, Vatican official says

Syrian girl

WITHOUT family, a legal identity and adequate education, children uprooted by the ongoing violence in Syria and the Middle East “are at risk of becoming a lost generation”, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva Archbishop Silvano Tomasi says. The archbishop noted that “children suffer the brutal consequences” of war and called for a “comprehensive ... Read More »

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