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Scalabrinian International Migration Network welcomes new program to protect Central American refugees, offers assistance in identifying persons at-risk

FEV 15 2016 by SIMN
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In comments January 15, Reverend Leonir Chiarello c.s., executive director of the Scalabrinian International Migration Network (SIMN), welcomed the announcement by the U.S. government to launch a new refugee processing program in Central America for families and unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.  

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Migrants and Refugees still challenge us

FEV 15 2016 by SIMN
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Message of General Superior of Scalabrini Missionaries for the 102nd World Day of migrants and refugees
17 January 2016

It is now more than a century that the Church has dedicated a day of reflection and prayer for migrant humanity, wishing to draw the attention of the faithful, and of all men and women of good will, to this portion of the people of God on their earthly journey. Recently, however, every day of the year was marked by the phenomenon of migrations or of asylum seekers: millions of men, women and children, too often unaccompanied, are confronting us: in them, forced to set out on a journey without the certainty of reaching the desired goal, we are challenged to glimpse the familiar face of the Son of God and to do each one his/her own duty.

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