Missouri Catholic Conference’s quarterly publication, The Messenger, will appear in diocesan newspapers this weekend. This issue focuses on the Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) department of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO). Several former clients now work for RIS, and a few of their stories are shared in the first Messenger of 2016.
Yusuf Mohammad is a Somali refugee who is now a caseworker for RIS. He fled Somalia after his father was killed. His story gave a chilling glimpse into the daily realities of many refugees.
“Somalia is not a place to live,” he says. “It is a place to die.”
Along with these compelling stories, the publication includes an in-depth infographic that outlines the rigorous refugee screening process. We hope you find this issue of Messenger enjoyable and informing! You may read the full issue on our website.