“Our shared response may be articulated by four verbs: to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate”. In His message for the World Day of Refugees and Migrants, the Pope shares his vision of how the Church should respond to the growing number of migrating refugees. He emphasises the need of cooperation of political communities and civil societies to achieve an outcome of solidarity with our refugee brothers and sisters.
Today JRS UK, in partnership with CSAN, CAFOD and the parliamentary friends of CAFOD, is launching an exhibition in parliament to raise awareness of the struggles of refugees at various points during their journeys. This exhibition, entitled Share the Journey: The Catholic Church’s Response to Welcoming Refugees will highlight how the Church in the UK, through various organisations and works, has responded to the call of Pope Francis to “welcome, protect, promote and integrate” migrants and refugees.
“Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age”
The exhibition will be on display in the Palace of Westminster from the 4th to the 7th December. We would encourage you to contact your local MP to inform them that the exhibition is on and to invite them to take some time to visit it.