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13 Jun 2011 description

BALTIMORE, MD, June 13, 2011 – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are joining the call for a United States Special Envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the entire Great Lakes Region of Central Africa. In a joint letter to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Bishop Howard J.

23 Oct 2008 description

Largest Resettlement Effort in United States

The Catholic Church resettled 17,823 refugees in 2008, through Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB/MRS) and its network of diocesan entities, representing 30 percent of the total refugees admitted to the nation. Overall, the U.S. government admitted 60,192 refugees during the fiscal year that ended September 30.

This number represents a 31 percent increase over last year in the number of cases handled by MRS.

05 Sep 2000 description

WASHINGTON (September 5, 2000) -- Ending the violence, allowing greater access to the victims of conflict, and increasing foreign aid from wealthy nations are among the initial recommendations of two U.S. bishops who returned last week from a fact-finding mission to Africa's Great Lakes region.