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Statements and Press Releases

Read USCCB's statement on Migrants and Refugees

March 17, 2022
Across the globe, families have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety and security...

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Read USCCB's statement on Ukraine and find ways to help

March 4, 2022
In view of the developing humanitarian crisis, I urge the U.S. government to provide all possible assistance to the people of Ukraine and to work closely with faith-based partners who are already on the ground providing emergency aid...

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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Poverty Awareness Month 2022

 January 1, 2022
It is fitting in January, as we continue our celebration of the birth of our Savior, that we also observe Poverty Awareness Month. Indeed, our Lord has a special love for the poor, and as his followers, so do we...

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News and Announcements

Out of Afghanistan: The Church helps refugees

Searching for More podcast host Billy Atwell sits down with Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Hekmatullah Latifi, Senior Employment Specialist and Cultural Liaison for Catholic Charities as they talk about the incredible work Catholic Charities is doing to help resettle Afghans locally.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Diocese resettles more than 1,000 Afghan refugees, other immigrants in 8 months

June 14, 2022

One of the most recent arrivals to be welcomed by diocesan Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee services is a family of Sudanese refugees displaced 20 years ago by civil war. They arrived at Dulles International Airport in June, after staying in Egypt since 2002, while awaiting approval to join relatives in the United States.

In the News

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington raises 101,000 pounds of food during Fall Harvest Food Drive

WDVM, December 9, 2021
The annual food drive saw an increase this year of families in need, due to emergency measures expiring put in place during the pandemic, as well as the increase in food prices...

Welcoming today’s refugees

The Beacon, December 3, 2021
Local volunteers like Hannah Koilpillai, above, welcome refugees to the D.C. area by helping to furnish their new apartments, find doctors and enroll children in schools...

Arlington Diocese Bishop to lead 75th anniversary mass at Precious Blood Catholic in Culpeper

Culpeper Star-Exponent, November 4, 2021
Catholic Diocese of Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will preside over a special, bilingual anniversary mass at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 7 at Precious Blood Catholic Church, 114 E. Edmondson St. in Culpeper...


“I had saved up $3,000 that kept me going for just a couple months. It was not enough. It was the most stressful thing I’ve ever gone through in my entire life. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this.”