|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Pope Francis: Migratory Movements Are Enriching Our Communities Worldwide

VATICAN CITY – Human migrations have enriched societies across the world even though they are often associated with challenges and suffering, as well as exodus and exile, the pope said in a publication on Thursday.

A Vatican document entitled “Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking,” authored by Pope Francis, has compiled the Pontiff’s various speeches on migration and people smuggling.

Francis opens his text by quoting the voyage made by Abraham and his wife Sarah with the hope of “finding a better life for themselves and for their families,” a deep-seated yearning that has moved millions of migrants over the centuries.

It adds that nowadays these human movements, while generating challenges and suffering, are in fact enriching for communities, parishes, and societies across all continents.

The pope’s preface states it seeks to offer “a reading of human trafficking and an understanding that motivates and sustains the much-needed long-term struggle.”

The compilation of speeches, homilies, audiences, prayers and documents going back to Easter 2013 was published by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and presented by the head of Vatican communications department, layman Paolo Ruffini.

Francis underscored the migrant’s journey was not always a happy experience and that the faithful must also consider the terrible journey undertaken by victims of human trafficking.

The pope recalled that humanity’s history is a story of salvation, marked by travel of every sort: migrations, exiles, routs, and exoduses.

Francis wished this compilation of his essays and thoughts could illuminate countries on their route towards hope, providing inspirational clues to assist prayer, preaching, and pastoral action.

The compilation reflects on the extent migration has become a key issue of this Papacy as it collects over 450 speeches and references during audiences or apostolical messages on the subject.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved