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St Patrick was an undocumented migrant – but the immigration debate was as complex in his time as it is today

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

MOAS have launched a new rescue mission to help thousands of Syrians crossing the Aegean sea

The two men, cared for by the Catholic group Sant’Egidio, were rescued as their ship sank

The EU has said it will strengthen sea patrols by its Frontex border agency and destroy human traffickers’ boats

Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio says he is not happy with EU accord

Illegal immigration needs to end and the only possible solution is legal immigration – at present we have the worst of all possible worlds

Cardinal Marx says migrant deaths represent a ‘defeat for everything that makes the European Union a community of values’

On Sunday a boat carrying 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, with only 28 people rescued so far