URGENT! Only 3 days left! We must still match $2,050 to win a $25,400 Challenge Grant! Can you help?
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican conference to examine special needs of seafarers

Catholic World News - November 08, 2012

At a press conference in Rome on November 8, the Pontifical Council for Migrants outlined plans for the 23rd annual congress of the Apostleship of the Sea, to be held at the Vatican on November 19-23, with over 400 participants expected from 71 different countries.

Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants, pointed out that pastors and chaplains working with seafarers face a number of special problems: the fact that fishing is “one of the most dangerous professions in the world,” the frequency of illegal fishing, the long voyages that keep sailors away from their homes, the involvement of some shipping firms with human trafficking, the danger of piracy, and the exploitation of some poor sailors by shippers.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($2,050 to go):
$25,400.00 $23,349.71
8% 92%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. 6 hours ago
What's wrong with these pictures? 10 hours ago
What can we learn from the dignity of military services? 11 hours ago
Was Lewis “basically Catholic”? May 21
Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Scandal May 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days