Posts Tagged “Pope Francis”

Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move

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Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move

Pope Francis has declared this time a ‘unique opportunity’ to press governments to make global commitments which place the human dignity of people on the move at their heart. He  launched the campaign on Wednesday 27 September, meeting and embracing migrants during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square, saying: “Hope is the desire to…

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Welcoming, protecting, promoting & integrating migrants & refugees

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Welcoming, protecting, promoting & integrating migrants & refugees

In a message linked with the launch of the 104th World day of Migrants and Refugees (to be held on 14 January 2018), Pope Francis has recalled his visit to Lampedusa on 8 July 2013 and his desire for the Church to show its concern for migrants, displaced people, refugees and victims of human trafficking….

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“I dream of a Europe that cares for children … where being a migrant is not a crime”

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“I dream of a Europe that cares for children … where being a migrant is not a crime”

On the occasion of being awarded The Charlemagne Prize for promotion of European integration and unity, Pope Francis delivered an address that began by wondering what had happened to the Europe that championed “human rights, democracy and freedom” and had been the “home of poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, and men and women of letters” and…

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Pope Francis & Bartholomew I visit Lesbos; 3 families return to Vatican with Pope

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Pope Francis & Bartholomew I visit Lesbos; 3 families return to Vatican with Pope

This morning’s Guardian newspaper reports that Pope Francis will today spend five hours on Greek the island of Lesbos with Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, and with Ieronymos II, archbishop of Athens and all Greece. His visit is described as “a dramatic rebuke to the European Union’s policy of sending…

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Parish Resources for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016

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Parish Resources for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016

The Bishops’ Council for Immigrants in Ireland (Irish Episcopal Council for Immigrants/IECI) produced a resource pack for parishes to use on World Day of Migrants and Refugees (Sunday 17 January 2016). Bishop John Buckley introduced the pack: Immigration is a phenomenon which is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Today millions are displaced by war…

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