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Instruction: Erga migrantes caritas Christi

As regards the concept of the pastoral care of migrants cf. During the Congress, there will be various questions addressed in reference to the migration phenomenon, both internationally and nationally, and therefore globalization, urbanization, cooperation between the Church and migrants and refugees, their acceptance and integration, ecumenical, interreligious, and intercultural dialogue, cooperations between Churches and Religions, as well as among Church and civil institutions for migrants and, consequently, of the local people.

I encourage you, therefore, to persevere in your pastoral task with renewed zeal cariras, for my part, I assure you of my spiritual closeness.

Since the last century, the Holy See has systematically focused its attention on the phenomenon of human mobility with interventions that show a profound understanding of this changing social contingent, and an indisputable capacity for suggesting pastoral solutions with a view to the full integration of immigrants into the host environment.

Notwithstanding any contrary dispositions. Notwithstanding their right and duty to observe their own rite Eastern Catholic migrants also have the right to participate actively in the liturgical celebrations of any other Church sui iurisincluding the Latin Church, in accordance with the prescriptions of its liturgical books cf. Recent times have witnessed a growing increase in the presence of immigrants of other religions in traditionally Christian countries.

We must not, however, forget the generous response of many men and women, associations and organisations which, seeing the sufferings of countless persons caused by emigration, are struggling for the rights of migranhes, forced or voluntary, and for their defence. etga

Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi

Israel knew the return from exile cf. Get to Know Us. The norms and regulations for this, which enable the Catholic Church to breathe already with two lungs 24 so to speak, is found in the CCEO Eastern Rite Catholic migrants, whose numbers are steadily increasing, deserve particular pastoral attention.


In religious instruction, however, all must be educated to respect persons of different religious convictions but relativism must be avoided. The large numbers involved call for closer and closer collaboration between countries of origin and destination, in addition to adequate norms capable of harmonising the various legislative provisions.

He likewise has the faculty to assist at the celebration of a marriage when one of the spouses is a migrant belonging to his mission. Local Churches will take care to include such formation in the educational programmes of their seminaries, schools and parishes.

The particular situation mirgantes chaplains, missionaries and lay pastoral workers with regard to the hierarchy and the local clergy means that they must be well aware of the necessity to carry out their ministry in close union with the diocesan bishop, or with the hierarch, and his clergy cf. Finally the Code recommends that the parish should be territorial but without excluding personal parishes if required by chriti cf.

These introduce the analysis of pastoral questions that require responses, specifically the pastoral approaches among Catholic migrants, both of the Latin and the Eastern rites, of migrants who belong to other Churches or Ecclesial Communities, and those who are followers christti other religions, Islam in particular.

Migration brings together the manifold components of the human family and thus leads to the construction of an ever vaster and more varied society, almost a prolongation of that meeting of peoples and ethnic groups that, through the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, became ecclesial fraternity.

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.

Among the pastoral workers in the service of the migrant, the National Co-ordinator is particularly important. Pius X, Motu proprio Iam pridem: Still less should they be used chrisit obtain recognition of demands made on the public authorities.

To ensure that the pastoral care of migrants may be one of communion that is, born from an ecclesiology of communion and serving a spirituality of communionit is essential that the Churches of departure and arrival daritas an intense collaboration with one another. From this perspective, attention is also given to inter-religious dialogue.

However, even without such extremes, it is necessary to reiterate that foreign workers are not to be considered merchandise or merely manpower. Episcopal Conferences and the corresponding hierarchical structures of the Eastern Catholic Churches will inform the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People of the composition of the commission described in the first paragraph or the name of the bishop promoter.


Religious presbyters, brothers and sisters working among migrants In this case, in fact, the intention is to meet a grave spiritual need for the eternal salvation of an individual believer, not to bring about an intercommunion which remains impossible until the visible bonds of ecclesial communion are fully re-established.

The chaplain entrusted with a missio cum cura animarumalways observing due distinctions, is juridically equivalent to a parish priest and performs his functions together with the local parish priest.

The Council stated that the People of God must assure its generous contribution to the reality of emigration. It compels migrants to settle in an environment that is very different from their place of origin, thus creating considerable hardship and grave danger of social uprooting with serious consequences for the religious and cultural traditions of these populations.

Perhaps they might also make available for this work, either permanently or for a certain period, some part of their buildings that would otherwise remain unused.

Catholic Truth Society June 1, Language: The co-ordinator does not enjoy any power of jurisdiction in virtue of his office. These include pastoral structures which must also be apt to guarantee communion between pastoral agents in the field of migration and the local hierarchy in the receiving country.

This would make a real contribution cristi reducing and checking the flow of a large number of migrants from populations in difficulty.

On the other hand chritsi for social use, forfree-time activities, games and relaxation and the like, could and should be opened to persons of other religions, respecting the rules followed in these places.

This raises the question of the relation of liturgy with the character, tradition and genius of different cultural groups and hcristi to respond to the particular social and cultural situation of such groups by pastoral care that should consider their specific liturgical formation and ways of making liturgy more lively cf.