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This also challenges the pastoral action of the Church as Mother and Teacher. Whenever this is done, these parishes will juridically form an integral part of the Latin diocese, and the parish priests of the aforementioned rite will be members of the diocesan presbyterate of the Latin bishop.

The cultural heritage of each ethnic group acquires special bonds with the Christian message that enable the group to embody it.

Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi

It has great merit for the help it provided in its first fifty years to governments and international organisations, in a Christian spirit, and for its own original contribution in the search for lasting solutions for migrants and refugees all over the world. PaG 65 and 72distinguishing the territorial character of the care of souls from that of care based on belonging to ethnic, linguistic, cultural and ritual groups.

It affirmed that the primary responsibility for the pastoral care of migrants lay with the local diocesan bishop, even though the actual organisation of the matter was still laid down by the Consistorial Congregation. Finally as regards the baptism of the children, it is well known that the norms of the two religions are in stark contrast.

Then for the better co-ordination of all pastoral activity in favour of immigrants, Episcopal Conferences should entrust it to a special Commission, with the appointment of a National Director to animate the corresponding diocesan commissions.

Various pronouncements by the Magisterium, and in particular the encyclical Redemptoris Missio 58 as also the Instruction Dialogue and Proclamation 59provide clear guidance on this question. In addition to those who emigrate for financial reasons, I am referring to refugees, tourists and pilgrims, seamen, gypsies and wayfarers, circus and funfair people, those who use and live on the street, who work in air travel as well as foreign students.

The school should also provide occasion for dialogue on common activities between parents, including those belonging to other religions.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Among the principal Catholic organisations for assistance of migrants and refugees, we cannot fail to mention the International Catholic Migration Commission established in Keeping our eyes on the gospel thus means attention to people too, to their dignity and freedom.


In general whenever a diocesan or eparchial bishop intends to entrust the care of migrants to a religious institute, with due respect for the customary canonical norms, he will draw up a written agreement with the superior of that institute. In all this, consideration should also be given to the classic distinction between first, second and third generations of migrants, each one having its own characteristics and specific problems. We are all therefore called to a culture of solidarity [7]often solicited by the Magisterium, so as to achieve together a real communion of persons.

That would guarantee essential services, including those related to a particular type of culture and migrantex, and at the same time promote openness and interaction among the territorial community and the various ethnic groups.

Undoubtedly the caeitas of Christian values also means no discrimination against immigrants, above all through a vigorous spiritual renewal of the faithful themselves.

Exsul Familia of Pius XII, the magna carta on migration Thus, in the second post-war period of vhristi last century, while religious institutions for social assistance to immigrants were being founded in various nations, people finally felt the need for an authoritative intervention on the part of the Holy See in order to reactivate and reorganize the vast and complex pastoral involvement in this sector. OR 19 Octoberp. With the help of social and pastoral mkgrantes, 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.

The principal tasks of the pastoral worker among immigrants are, above all, thus: Other and more specific tasks for the lay faithful are in trade unions and in the world of labour, advising about and writing out laws aimed at facilitating reunification of migrants with their families and assuring them equal rights and opportunities. In short, elements of pluralism were introduced into the assistance given to immigrants, as opposed to the policy cchristi immediate assimilation.

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.

Because it is dialogue, communion and mission, specific pastoral care for, among and with migrants will then become a significant expression of the Church, called to be a fraternal and peaceful meeting place, a home for all, cariras building sustained by the four pillars caritaa to by Blessed Pope John XXIII in Pacem in Terrisnamely, truth and justice, love and freedom 78the fruit of that paschal event that in Christ has reconciled everything and everybody.

The same applies to religious presbyters. Nevertheless we ourselves must never renounce the proclamation — either explicit or implicit according to circumstances — of salvation in Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.


This is identified with a territorial parish which, with the help of one or more pastoral workers, would take care of one or more groups of immigrant faithful. The Church faced the new realities of the contemporary world squarely, in a spirit of collaboration but retaining her own identity.

PaG 37 under the direction of a deacon or of a layperson duly authorised for this Migration, Sign of the Times and Concern for the Church. The latter, in accordance with Can. This requires Catholic communities receiving immigrants to appreciate their own identity even more, prove their loyalty to Christ, know the contents of the faith well, rediscover their missionary calling and thus commit themselves migranets bear witness for Jesus the Lord and His gospel.

EEu and capable of accepting the truly human values of the immigrants over and above any difficulties caused by living together with persons who are different cf. In addition to these religious institutes for the pastoral care of migrants, there are also others which, although it is not their specific charism, are cordially invited to take part in this responsibility.

We are therefore face to face with a cultural and religious pluralism never perhaps experienced so consciously before. International migration must therefore be considered an important structural component of the social, economic and political reality of the world today.

As such it is for the most part a clear indication of social, economic and demographic imbalance on a regional or world-wide level, which drives migtantes to emigrate.

For the Presentation of ‘Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi’

At the same time no pupil must be compelled to take part in a Catholic liturgy or to perform actions contrary to his or her religious convictions. PG 6, ; Tertullian, Apologeticum In the foreigner a Mugrantes sees not simply a neighbour, but the face of Christ Himself, who was born in a manger and fled into Egypt, where he was a foreigner, summing up and repeating in His own life the basic experience of His people cf. Based on collegiality in the broad sense, as we have mentioned above, the Bishops’ Conferences of the individual nations have usually organized themselves to take on their role as primarily responsible for the coordination of the pastoral care of migrants in their own countries.

OR 21 Novemberp.