Pope Francis meeting the heads of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI). | Photo: Archive ANSA / VATICAN MEDIA
The opening of a meeting of the permanent commission of the Episcopal Conference in March in Rome | Photo: Archive ANSA / FABIO FRUSTACI
A flash mob in Turin to welcome migrants, an initiative promoted by Libera and the Abele Group, together with Arci, Legambiente, Anpi | Photo: ARCHIVE/ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MARCO
The spring session of the Permanent Episcopal Conference was held in Rome on March 20 to 22 | Photo: ANSA/FABIO FRUSTACI
The crew of NGO ship Geo Barents during the rescue of dozens of migrants and refugees from an overcrowded dinghy | Photo: ANSA/MSF
Migration numbers were significantly on the rise in 2022 | Photo: Darko Vojinovic/dpa/AP/picture alliance
114 refugees evacuated from Libya arrive in Rome on 30 Nov 2022 | Photo: Alessandro Serranó / Avalon 
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress of the Italian Episcopal Conference (Conferenza Episcopale Italiana/CEI) in Matera, Italy, 25 September 2022 | Photo: ANSA/VATICAN MEDIA
Juliana Seelmann, a nun at the Franciscan abbey of Oberzell in Würzburg, Germany | Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa
From file: People pray for peace outside the Basilica of Santa Sofia, Rome | Photo: Archive / ANSA
Cemetery for migrants inaugurated in Reggio Calabria | Photo: ANSA
The legal basis of the ruling referred back to a 2015 agreement between the two major churches in Germany and the government to tackle church asylum together | Photo: Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance