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PaG 65 and AAS XC ; cf. If more than one diocese or eparchy is involved, the agreement must be signed by every diocesan or eparchial bishop.

It also imposes the need of inter-religious dialogue because of the increasing number of migrants belonging chrishi other religions, particularly Muslims, in traditionally Catholic countries, and vice-versa.

For the Presentation of ‘Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi’

Its prime purpose is to respond to the new spiritual and pastoral needs of migrants and to make migration more and more an instrument of dialogue and proclamation of the Christian message. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

This calls for well designed forms of welcome and pastoral activity, that is, continuous, thorough and adapted as closely as possible to the actual situation and specific needs of the migrants. Although there is no explicit regulation corresponding to this in the CICit should nevertheless by analogy apply to Latin diocesan bishops too. The impact can be felt in host societies, in which ethnic groups and people with different languages and cultures are brought together with the risk of reciprocal opposition and conflict.

The latter continues to be the decisive organ of the solicitude of the Church for migrants.

They should thus welcome migrants as brothers rega sisters and do all they can to ensure that their chrizti, especially those concerning the family and its unity, are recognised and protected by the civil authorities. This need for pastoral attention is emphasised in the Instruction of 25 th March dealing with pastoral commitment for migrants and refugees, published jointly by the Congregation for the Religious and Secular Institutes and the Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migration and Tourism and addressed to all men and women superiors general.


It is no easy matter, but this already seems to be the challenge for carihas future. This is stated quite clearly in Mutuae Relationes: For this reason the entire Church in the host country must feel concerned and engaged regarding immigrants. While maintaining the right of migrants to have their own associations, at the same time everything should be done to facilitate their participation in local associations.

The laity, lay associations and ecclesial movements: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. NMI 43 accepted and shared, of reconciliation requested and given, of mutual, fraternal welcome and of authentic human and Christian development. Even just a simple greeting is one of these.

Then for the better co-ordination of all pastoral activity in favour of immigrants, Episcopal Conferences should entrust ergs to a special Commission, with the appointment of a National Director to animate the corresponding diocesan commissions. With regard to Caritzs migrants the Church makes provision for a specific kind of pastoral care because of diversity of language, origin, culture, ethnicity and tradition, or of belonging to a particular Church sui iuris with its own rite.

The roots of the phenomenon can also be traced back to exaggerated nationalism and, in many countries, even to hatred and systematic or violent exclusion of ethnic or religious minorities from society.

Nevertheless domestic migration keeps arousing great hopes, unfortunately often unfounded and illusory, in millions of persons, although it separates them from their family bonds and puts them in places with different climate and customs, even if the language may still be the same. Thus, the defence of the human person’s fundamental rights became one of the privileged paths on which to proclaim the Gospel.


Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi

In that way, in the Spirit of Pentecost, the particular Church will contribute to the foundation of a new society, in which the different languages and cultures no longer constitute inviolable confines, as after Babel, but in which this very diversity can realize a new manner of communication and communion cf. 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. It is particularly in the field of migration that the role attributed to religious institutes in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii nuntiandi stands out clearly.

Notwithstanding any contrary dispositions. Undoubtedly the defence of Christian values also means no discrimination against immigrants, above all through a vigorous spiritual renewal of the faithful themselves. Christians must in fact promote an authentic culture of welcome cf.

Migrants of other Churches and Ecclesial Communities. Mention should also be made of the need to provide specific pastoral assistance for technicians, professional workers and foreign students temporarily resident in countries where the majority of the population is Muslim or of another faith.

Indeed even a prolonged practice of receiving the sacraments according to the rite of another Church sui iuris does not mean that they become members of that Church 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.