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National Migration Week, January 3-9, to focus on Migrant and Refugee Children

National Catholic News

January 3, 2010

WASHINGTON - The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Migration Week on January 3-9, 2010. The theme this year will again be ?Renewing Hope, Seeking Justice,? although the focus will be migrant and refugee children, following the lead of the Pope Benedict XVI, who has chosen the theme ?Minor Migrants and Refugees? for the 2010 World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

?Children are an exceptionally vulnerable population that are easily taken advantage of, exploited and abused. This is particularly true when they are undocumented and unaccompanied in a foreign country and, all too often, with nobody to turn to for help,? said Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration.

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