Migrants and Refugees

Dorothy Harte, our national Presence in the World minister has emailed from Florence suggesting some key current Presence in the World links: Calaid and Seeking Sanctuary for any one wanting to help the Calais migrants, Cafod for the Syrian camps, as well as Franciscans international and Caritas Europa for them all. The UK migrants bishop Patrick Lynch is suggesting most of these too. The pope seems to be liasing with Cardinal Schönborn who is helping in Austria but there is no specific site for that yet.

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And many of you may have noticed on facebook that OFSGB is @ work for Syrian refugees! Our Gibraltar fraternity have been very busy this week collecting supplies and filling many boxes for these refugees.

Is your fraternity actively engaged in Presence in the World projects? Let us have your stories: add a comment to this post, or mail info@ofsgb.org

3 thoughts on “Migrants and Refugees

  1. Our Presence in the World activity is documented in our Annual Report on our website. We are now bending our minds to the idea of developing a fraternal economy and how we might monitor the Modern Slavery Act which came into force on July 31 2015. And of course we have our new promotion of saying to people: “You’re Amazing!”

  2. Sean asks me to direct you specifically to the Annual Report that he mentions in his comment. You will find the Annual Report page here . Sean is drawing our attention to the Annual Report 2014/2015 Section 4.
    And this is the home page of the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Fraternity, Rednal & Stourbridge.

  3. In a letter to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the President of Scotland’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference has offered to assist the Scottish Government in accepting refugees.

    Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written in support of the First Minister’s response and “inspired by Pope Francis” to “offer the assistance of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in any plans that may emerge in the months to come to support and assist the new arrivals to our country”

    The letter sent on behalf of all of Scotland’s eight Catholic Dioceses also offers to; “place our parish resources at the service of those 21st century newcomers who find themselves in greatest need”

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