Vatican message for ‘Sea Sunday’
July 14, 2014
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has issued a message for “Sea Sunday,” which took place on July 13.
“During this Sea Sunday, we are invited to become aware of the hardships and difficulties that seafarers face daily and of the valuable service provided by the Apostleship of the Sea in being Church who bears witness of the Lord’s mercy and tenderness in order to preach the Gospel in the ports of the whole world,” the message stated.
“While, during this Sea Sunday, we express our gratitude to all those who work in the maritime industry, with a trusting heart we ask Mary, Star of the Sea to guide, enlighten and protect the sailing of the whole people of the sea and support the members of the Apostleship of the Sea in their pastoral ministry,” the message concluded.