JRS visitors
Tom Smolich SJ

(Photo: Jesuit Refugee Service)

Fr Tom Smolich, International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), was in Toronto for a series of meetings, July 7–9. CJI hosted a special lunch and meeting with a small group of people who have generously supported the work of JRS over many years. Fr Tom gave an overview of the major refugee crises in the world, including  Venezuela, South Sudan and Syria,  and spoke of the work of JRS among more than 700,000 refugees  worldwide.