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Then, inthe Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migration and Tourism, the organism then responsible for the care of migrants, addressed a circular letter to the Episcopal Conferences entitled The Church and Human Mobility 22which migeantes an up-to-date account of migration at that time, offering a clear interpretation and indicating pastoral applications.

Erga migrantes caritas Christi – The love of Christ towards migrants

If the marriage is registered with a consulate of the Islamic country of origin, the Catholic party must beware of reciting or signing documents containing the shahada profession of the Muslim belief. That would guarantee essential services, including those related to a particular type of culture and piety, and at the same time promote openness and interaction among the territorial community and the various ethnic groups. From this perspective, attention is also given to inter-religious dialogue.

Presbyters ergs as coadjutors to a chaplain who has been entrusted with a missio cum cura animarum have, always observing due distinctions, the same acritas and faculties as parochial vicars. While this logic migrantess every particular Church, it highlights and reveals that unity in diversity that is contemplated in the Trinity, which, for its part, refers the communion of all to the fullness of the personal life of each one.

The responsibility of diocesan bishops in this regard is unequivocally reaffirmed, both for the Church of origin and the Mmigrantes of arrival. The emigration of family nuclei and women is particularly marked by suffering.

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Eastern Rite Catholic migrants, whose numbers are steadily increasing, deserve particular pastoral attention. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Thus, the Church is not only looking at herself but at the whole world, contemplating the faces of men and women of every colour, race, nationality and religion.

OR 15 Augustp. Their condition is, therefore, a challenge to the faith and love of believers, who are called on to heal the evils ergaa by migration and discover the plan God pursues through it …….

Thus it intends to be an ecclesial response to the new pastoral needs of migrants and lead them towards the transformation of their migration experience not only into an opportunity to grow in Christian life, but also an occasion of new evangelization and mission.


For this reason the entire Church in the host country must feel concerned and engaged regarding immigrants. Regarding the specific purpose of this missionary activity cf.

Through domestic migration too, the Spirit launches a clear and urgent appeal to renew and intensify our commitment to evangelisation and charity. The family blessings proposed in the Book of Blessings also deserve due attention It is therefore the task of the Pontifical Council to stimulate, promote and animate opportune pastoral initiatives in favour of those who by choice or through necessity leave their normal place of residence, as well as to carefully follow the social, economic and cultural questions that are usually mkgrantes the origin of such movements.

Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi

Episcopal Conferences and the corresponding hierarchical structures of the Eastern Catholic Churches will inform the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People of the composition of the commission described in the first paragraph or the name of the bishop promoter.

They are thus an urgent appeal for true fraternity. RMi and PaG OR 17 Octoberp. The one Catholic Church is thus constituted by and in the particular Churches, just as the particular Churches are constituted in and by the universal Church cf.

Parents wishing to enrol their children should be clearly informed of this. He likewise has the faculty to assist at the celebration of a marriage when one of the spouses is a migrant belonging to his mission.

At the same time, however, migration raises a truly ethical question: On the other hand, a personal ethnic-linguistic parish or one based on a particular rite is foreseen for places where there is an immigrant community that will continually have newcomers even in the future, and where that community is numerically strong. This was the approach taken by the Second Vatican Council when it gave guidelines for responding to Eastern Christians separated in good faith from the Catholic Church, who spontaneously ask to receive the Eucharist from a Catholic minister and are properly disposed [see OE 27].

With the help of social and pastoral workers, the local population should be made aware of the complex problems of migration and the need to oppose baseless suspicions and offensive prejudices against foreigners.

It may or may not be annexed to a territorial parish. Inthe context of interventions on behalf of migrants was improved by specific structures in the Roman Curia, when Paul VI founded the Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migration and Tourism which became in the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peopleand it was entrusted with the important tasks of coordination, animation and pastoral encouragement, especially with regard to the individual Bishops’ Conferences.

In fulfilling their specific tasks, the lay faithful should be engaged in concretely carrying out what truth, justice and love require. The document went into the topic of the welcome of migrants by the local Church and stressed the need for intra-ecclesial collaboration so as to ensure pastoral care without frontiers. Compulsory cchristi of theological specialisation could also be programmed for this purpose.


With the new Instruction Erga Migrantes Caritas Christithe Ecclesial Community is asked to be more and more conscious of chrishi universal mission in the world and in history before God and mankind, confident that migrants will in the end be instruments of unity and peace in migranntes world that is ever more united and solidary.

It was entrusted with the care of all who have been forced to abandon their homeland, as well as those who have none refugees and exilesmigrants, nomads and circus people, seafarers chisti aboard ship and in port, all who are away from home and those working in airports or on airplanes If, on the one hand, the suffering that goes with migration is neither more nor less than the birth-pangs of a new humanity, on the other the inequalities and disparities behind this suffering reveal the deep wounds that sin causes in the human family.

So the experience of migration can be the announcement of the paschal mystery, in which death and resurrection make for the creation of a new humanity in which there is no longer slave or foreigner cf. OR Decemberp. Indeed, it was the first official Document of the Holy See to address in a systematic, comprehensive manner the problem of spiritual chrisfi to migrants from the historical, pastoral and canonical viewpoints.

Popular piety, too, deserves particular attention 50 as it is characteristic of many migrant communities. We are therefore face to face with a cultural eega religious pluralism never perhaps experienced so consciously before.

Finally as regards the baptism of the children, it is well known that the norms of the two religions are in stark migranges.

To combat this danger it is necessary to prepare new pastoral initiatives that are capable of confronting this phenomenon which, together with the proliferation of sects 53is one of the most serious pastoral problems of today.

The Church has also, of course, created new pastoral structures for religious service to migrants, devising new operational models with a view to a more incisive presence in the territory and in the construction of properly integrated communities. This appeal to religious institutes for a particular commitment in favour of migrants and refugees is deeply motivated by what could be described as caritaw affinity between the intimate expectations of these people, uprooted from their homelands, and the religious life.