Vatican’s Christmas message to seafarers
CWN - December 16, 2011
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has issued a Christmas message to seafarers.
“The celebration of Em[m]anuel, the ‘God with us’ … invites us to be Jesus’ witnesses in the ever more varied world of the sea to become instruments of a new evangelization, showing how the Christian p[er]spective enlightens, in an unprecedented way, the great problems of history,” the message states.
“Christmas announces that the Word of God was incarnated in our divided and imperfect human reality in order to bring it to perfection,” the message continues. “With the power that comes to us from the Lord Jesus, who walks together with all of us, we want to commit ourselves in finding lasting solutions to the different problems you have to face every day, including exploitation and abuses in the working environment, the criminalization of your actions, the abandonment in foreign ports, the separation from your families and the ever more threatening danger of piracy.”
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