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Office for Migration Policy

The current priorities of the Office for Migration and Policy are laid out in four main categories: the pastoral challenges, the policy challenges, the UK Visa and Immigration Points Based System and promoting major events for migrant communities. 

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Helping Refugees

The Community Sponsorship Scheme offers a way for local groups - including parish groups - to assist refugees fleeing war and violence to integrate safely in... Read more

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Migration Publication

Mission of the Church to Migrants is a 2008 statement celebrating migrants' cultural and spiritual patrimony and the ways in which they enrich Catholic paris...Read more

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Migrants' Mass

The Migrants' Mass has become an annual event and a feature of the Catholic Church's calendar. It's a Mass celebrated to recognise the contribution of migran...Read more

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Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The Santa Marta Group, endorsed by Pope Francis in 2014, is the Catholic Church’s response to human trafficking. It is an alliance of international police chiefs and bishops from around the world working together with civil society to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery. Read more