- ‘Work takes priority over religion in Japan’, says Oblate priest ahead of Pope’s visit November 22, 2019
- From child prostitution to nuclear arms, Pope has a big agenda in Asia November 19, 2019
- Pope Francis is going to Japan and Thailand: Here’s what you need to know November 19, 2019
- Pope Francis Sends Video Message to People of Japan November 19, 2019
- Pope considering adding ‘sin against ecology’ to Church’s catechism November 16, 2019
- Catholicism in the Land of the Rising Sun (and declining population) November 15, 2019
- Pope Francis’ Message for the 2019 World Day of the Sick November 15, 2019
- Our right to speak for climate justice November 8, 2019
- Tokyo archbishop: It is ‘difficult to find success’ on evangelization in Japan November 6, 2019
- Online Japanese Catholics are looking for a digital shepherd October 1, 2019
2019 OMI Japan/Korea Delegation
Tag Archives: migrants
In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed that the Church’s position is one of unconditional charity toward those who enter the nation, legally or illegally.
In his message for the 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says fear and a throw-away culture lead to the rejection and exclusion of people seeking a better life.
Pope Francis attaches enormous importance to the plight of the millions of men, women and children who are trafficked and enslaved. They are among the most dehumanized and discarded of people in the modern world and all over the world. … Continue reading
The theme of our spring meeting, April 2, 2019, was “Migrants, Refugees and People on the Move”.
Many news articles use the words refugees, migrants and asylum seekers when reporting on the movement of people. Japan Times headline this morning – “Japan to limit work permits for asylum seekers from 2018” – talks about asylum seekers who … Continue reading