The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization that aids refugees, forcibly displaced peoples, and asylum seekers. JRS operates at national and regional levels. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 in Vatican City as a foundation. The impetus to found JRS came from the then father general of the Jesuits, Pedro Arrupe, who was inspired to action by the plight of Vietnamese boat people. JRS’s international headquarters are located in Rome.
JRS has programs in 51 countries. The areas of work are in the field of Education, Emergency Assistance, Health and Nutrition, Income-Generating Activities, and Social Services. In total, more than 700,000 individuals have been beneficiaries of JRS projects.
A meeting of 80 Mayors of European cities in the Vatican, calling for creating a network of Mayors to deal with the refugee crisis (read: migrant invasion of Europe):
The Catholic Church promoting mass immigration of Mexicans to Catholicize America and build the Vatican’s power base in the USA: