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An international city

A brainchild of Caritas Internationalis, the Share the Journey Campaign is an initiative of the Church worldwide encouraging people to welcome migrants and refugees, by seeing them as friends that can offer benefits to a community rather than just a problem to be dealt with.
 
A prayer gathering to mark the beginning of the campaign was held in Hong Kong on September 27, the same day as Pope Francis launched the initiative in Rome.
 








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We are all people on the move

HONG KONG (SE): To mark the launch of Share the Journey by Caritas Hong Kong, a prayer vigil for migrants and refugees was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on September 27.
 
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung said during the vigil that caring for migrants and refugees is an important expression of our faith and we should not forget that each and every one of us is but a traveller on this earth.
 

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Marrakesh ignores human rights at climate meeting

ROME (SE): A report released by Caritas describes the messages sent out by the various states represented at the Conference of Parties (COP) 22 held in Marrakesh in Morocco from November 7 to 18 as positive, but weak.

The Caritas report, which was released on November 22, says that the biggest disappointment is human rights continue to be sidelined, especially the rights of indigenous people, women, children and vulnerable communities.

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Migration not an economic answer

ABUJA (SE): “Human trafficking is likely to increase the number of frustrated people who cannot make ends meet. You know by the time you finish university and you are roaming the streets for three, four, five and six years with no job and you reach 30 or 31-years-of-age with no future, it is very difficult to sit down quietly,” Fides quoted John Cardinal Oneiyekan, the archbishop of Abuja, in Nigeria, as saying.

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Today’s crises no longer have a single cause

MONTREAL (CNS): Caritas is on the climate change warpath, linking it with other emergency situations that are caused by human behaviour.

Speaking to northern American members of Caritas in Montreal, Canada, the president of Caritas Internationalis, Luis Cardinal Tagle, said that global emergencies must be looked at as being caused by people.