migrants Tag

PRAYING WITH POPE FRANCIS, February 2020 • In The Pope Video for February, the Holy Father calls the entire world to hear the cries of migrants, many of whom are victims of criminal human trafficking. In a petition for the world, the Pope invites us to pray “that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking, may be heard and considered.”— During the month of February, The Pope Video centers on the situation of millions of migrant men and women, who areRead More
POPE FRANCIS, MASS WITH REFUGEES, María Fischer • In a St. Peter’s basilica filled with a spirit of solidarity for the 250 immigrants, rescuers and survivors of the Mediterranean cemetery, Pope Francis on 8 July – the anniversary of his historic visit to Lampedusa in 2013, the first planned trip of his pontificate – launched a renewed and powerful appeal to help those “symbols of all those rejected” people who migrate. “They are first of all human persons”, he said, in midst of the tension in Italy over confrontations betweenRead More
CHILE, Sandra Rolleri • A special retreat with migrants! Recently the Montahue Family gave a great gift to the Blessed Mother and our Fr. Kentenich, who we want not only to know more fully but also to emulate his charism with our whole being and through our actions. With this activity, we wanted to make Pope Francis’ call a reality as he has asked us to generate and strengthen the attachments to our migrant brothers and sisters, upon promoting a fraternal encounter of respect and solidarity.— Through contacts with theRead More
POPE FRANCIS – MESSAGES AND GESTURES • “I believe, based on several messages, that some Christians are uncertain whether or not it is ethical, good or bad, to rescue the immigrants who are in obvious danger of being shipwrecked and dying. I find it positive that the Holy Father has resolved this uncertainty for them,” commented José Antonio Cerezuela on Twitter. He is from Barcelona and describes himself as “one more among 8 billion. Trying to post a positive tweet every day.” Either way, this is a positive tweet, togetherRead More
By Maria Fischer • “They look like illegal migrants,” seems to say the border official at one of these borders crowded by hundreds of migrants and refugees, who, according to public opinion and even some emerging political parties choose “our country first,” threaten the culture, well-being and security of leading countries. Someone like the person who is approaching this border from the other side: a man in shabby clothes, a woman who looks far too young to already have a child and who now presents her baby who is justRead More
LET US PRAY WITH POPE FRANCIS, editorial team • Never far from the daily events, on 14 July Pope Francis used his Twitter account to send “send my cordial greetings to all those following the World Soccer Championships that begin today in Russia. I hope this sports event may be a positive opportunity for encounter and fellowship.” While the world’s interest turns to the World Cup, Pope Francis on 17 June once again used the Angelus prayer to call for a globalization of solidarity with nations and people who areRead More
WORLD DAY OF PEACE • The World Day of Peace was celebrated on 1 January 2018 and Pope Francis chose this as the theme for this year: “Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace.” In his message for this day, the pontiff warned against those who sow fear towards those who have been displaced and talks about how it is necessary to “welcome, protect, promote and integrate” these groups to “transform cities into places of peace.” “Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace” PopeRead More
MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS AT CHRISTMAS 2017 • The beautiful Christmas story has so often been sung, painted and sometimes even romanticised, but it has something to do with today, with the actual events happening today, with real life and a real world. It no longer surprises us to read this message from Pope Francis, but it will make us happy. The Christmas story is the story of a young couple that found no place to stay, and who changed a stable into a church. “They are the first toRead More