Cardinal Nichols: "... The constant repetition of the dangers of the risks of refugees and the constant putting into the public sphere of fear actually masks a deeper level of compassion that exists."
An unrelenting, coordinated commitment is needed to prevent people from falling prey to traffickers and to help victims caught in their snares, Pope Francis said.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols said he was delighted by the appointment of Theresa May as Britain's new prime minister because of her commitment to the fight against human trafficking.
European Catholic leaders expressed concern that the decision to leave the European Union threatened unity across the continent, but also cautioned the EU bloc to rethink its values and priorities.
Catholics should protest against immigration policies that could put the lives of children at risk, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.
The group of German speaking prelates at the ongoing synod has presented a way that certain divorced and remarried Catholic persons might be allowed to take Communion in the church.
Synod, Day 10: The Catholic prelates attending the synod have again revealed apparently significant differences of opinion on how the church should approach families, particularly over using inclusive language.
Synod Day 5: Participants released reports from 13 different small discussion groups that have been meeting since Tuesday.
A synod prelate has expressed concern that church leaders discussing family life issues may be limited in their understanding of those issues because of their celibate lifestyles.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster urged priests to end debating the upcoming synod on the family in the press after more than 450 priests published a letter calling on the Catholic church to retain the prohibition on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving holy Communion.