The Church celebrated the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees this Sunday with the motto “Building a future with migrants and refugees”. A day, as Pope Francis explains in his message for this year, to remember that the presence of migrants and refugees is an opportunity for cultural and spiritual growth for all.
“Thanks to him – highlighted by the Holy Fathers – we have the opportunity to better understand the beauty of the world and its diversity. We can, the Church seeks to center each diaspora in order to mature and build in humanity. to be heard their call for. together
The bishops’ message on this day indicated that “migration, the human movement, the lives of refugees today are the privileged places from which God speaks to us” and “and with that build the future that God has.” We dream of being built “for migrants” without the light and salt of migrants that this future does not tolerate. If we want to live the catholicity of God’s people we cannot forget anyone.
Caritas celebrates Migrant and Refugee Day
in the Archdiocese of Toledo
In the Archdiocese of Toledo, the day was celebrated in Toledo, in the Primada Cathedral, and in Talavera, in the Basilica del Prado.
The Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo, Don Francisco Cesar García-Magnán, recalled in the Primate Cathedral that “the world of the 21st century is still divided between the rich Epules and the poor Lazarus”, and indicated that “we all need to practice a is specifically a review of the gospel with conscience about whether our perspectives are gospel or influenced by views that view the expatriate as someone who takes my job… it’s gospel-friendly Not there”.
Thus, he pointed out that “you migrants bring to this old and aging Europe your fundamental right to seek renewal and a better life of youth”, alluding to the expatriates present in the Eucharist in the Primate Cathedral “that the Church welcomes you.” does” by hugging and with a mother’s hands”, encouraging them not to “lose their faith.” Do not contaminate yourself with this empty Europe”.
Similarly, on behalf of the Archbishop, Don Francisco Cerro Chaves, he thanked Caritas and the Diocesan Delegation of Migration and Human Mobility for the work done with refugees and migrants, a sign of credibility with the brothers.