Act now to process refugees, Bishop Crosby tells minister

(Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, OMI
Bishop of Hamilton
President - Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

OTTAWA – The president of Canada’s bishop conference has written a frank letter to the federal Immigration Minister urging immediate government action to unclog delays in processing refugee applicants in order to preserve “confidence” in the refugee sponsorship program. Writing to Immigration Minister John McCallum, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops president Bishop Douglas Crosby said many sponsoring groups have become frustrated due to […]

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Ananias Mission website & facebook

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Ananias Mission responds to the worldwide refugee crisis through educating our communities, relieving direct conditions, and connecting communities of compassion with refugees in transition. In 2014, a Syrian family arrived in Pittsburgh. Because of their Christian faith, their home was no longer safe for them. They filed for asylum for religious persecution, and began to build a new life. They missed Syria, […]

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Happy 1st Canada Day for the Jadallah Family (St. Helen’s Parish)

It was the first Canada Day for the Jadallah family, Rita, Shadi, Sentia and Souheil, who arrived in Niagara from Syria in February. At Charles Daley Park they got up and close with a Canadian icon, meeting Mountie Marcel Van Ruyven.

It was the first Canada Day for the Jadallah family, Rita, Shadi, Sentia and Souheil, who arrived in Niagara from Syria in February. At Charles Daley Park they got up and close with a Canadian icon, meeting Mountie Marcel Van Ruyven. The Jadallah’s arrived to Canada this year sponsored by St. Helen’s Parish in Vineland. Source: Niagara This Week, July 1st, 2016, http://www.niagarathisweek.com/photogallerypopup/6749193

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Pope’s prayer for Refugees

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis during his encounter with civil authorities and the Catholic Community at the Port of Lesbos prayed for all the men, women and children who have died after leaving their homelands in search of a better life. He was joined by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymus […]

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St. Vincent de Paul Parish Fundraiser Dinner

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St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be hosting a dinner fundraiser in support of their Refugee Family Sponsorship on Saturday, March 5th in the Parish Hall on Davy St. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner at 7:00pm Tickets are $45 per person To purchase tickets or for additional information please contact David at 905-468-8456 or Marion at 905-359-8032 or email svdprefugees@gmail.com

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Niagara College donates laptops to St. Kevin’s Parish

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Two refugee families living in Welland will each receive a laptop donated by Niagara College. The laptops were donated by the College to the St. Kevin’s Parish Refugee Sponsorship Committee. The Welland-based Catholic parish is sponsoring two families – consisting of two brothers and their families – from Damascus Syria. The refugee families now live in a home near Niagara […]

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