Some Eastern European bishops are expressing reluctance to welcome refugees, or urging that displaced Christians be given preferential treatment, or remaining silent on the refugee crisis in Europe.
The president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has asked the British government to review its decision to limit the number of unaccompanied child refugees it accepts from Europe.
Greek Refugees: "I’m afraid it’s not going to last," Alexis Papahelas, executive editor of Kathimerini, Greece’s premier newspaper, said of the current cordial relations.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians are in Turkey waiting, from a few months to a few years, for an answer to their resettlement applications to Western countries.
The pope's visit has raised questions about how Poland treats Francis' vision of the church, as the country remains aligned with St. John Paul II's conservative teachings.
In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world.
Naming each of the team's athletes from South Sudan, Syria, Congo and Ethiopia, Francis said he had read some of the interviews with team members "so that I could get closer to your lives and your aspirations."
NCR Today: Leaders of Catholic, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities in Kansas City came together May 19 to discuss faith responses to the refugee crisis.
The Peace Pulpit: Pope Francis gives us an extraordinary example of shepherding modeled on the example of Jesus.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop William Murphy sat down with NCR while still in Erbil, Iraq, for a brief reflection on the visit.
NCR Today: The US must overcome fear and continue to provide refuge for those escaping the nightmare of war.