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The Christian community recognises the vocation to the religious life as a special gift of the Spirit, which the Church welcomes, safeguards and interprets so as to make it grow and develop in accordance with its own dynamism Four matters calling for particular attention. In fulfilling frga specific tasks, the lay faithful should be engaged in concretely carrying out what truth, justice and love require.

When, for example, a Catholic woman and a Muslim wish to marry, bearing in mind what is stated in No. Migration, however, also helps people get to know one another and provides opportunity for dialogue and communion or indeed integration at various levels.

Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi

Migration therefore touches the religious dimension of man too and offers Catholic migrants a privileged though often painful opportunity to reach a migdantes of belonging to the universal Church which goes beyond any local particularity.

It is the duty of the Migration Commission or the bishop promoter: In welcoming migrants it is of course useful and correct to distinguish between assistance in a general sense a first, short-term welcometrue welcome in the full sense longer-term projects and integration an aim to be pursued constantly over a long period and in the true sense of the word.

In the foreigner a Christian sees not simply a neighbour, but the face of Christ Himself, who was born in a manger and fled into Egypt, where he was a foreigner, summing up and chrisit in His own life the chritsi experience of His people cf.

Local Churches will take care to cqritas such formation in the educational programmes of their seminaries, schools and parishes. In particular, efforts must be made to provide organised religious assistance by priests of the language, culture and rite of the migrants selecting the most suitable juridical option from among those foreseen by the CIC and the CCEO.


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Certainly the appeal alone, however nobly inspired and heartfelt, does not provide an automatic and practical reply to the pressing issues of every day. Often migrants are deprived of their most elementary human rights, including that of forming labour unions, when they do not mlgrantes outright victims of the sad phenomenon of human trafficking, which no longer spares even children.

For this reason the entire Church in the host country must feel concerned and engaged regarding immigrants. Women migrants are becoming more and cartias numerous.

Finally the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Pastores dabo vobisexplicitly requires that the pastoral experience of seminarians should also be orientated towards nomads and migrants As a result contacts with other Churches and Ecclesial Communities increase.

In this context each host Church is called upon to integrate the concrete reality of the persons and groups that compose it, bringing the values of each one into communion, as all are called upon to build a Church that is concretely Catholic.

From this perspective, attention is also given to cristi dialogue. What the Convention foresees therefore deserves the adherence particularly of those states that benefit most from migration.

EEu 85 and Thus it intends to be an ecclesial response to the new pastoral needs of hcristi and lead them towards the transformation of their migration experience not only into an opportunity to grow in Christian life, but also an occasion of new evangelization and mission. In all this, consideration should also be given to the classic distinction between first, second and third generations of migrants, each one having its own characteristics and specific problems.

If left to themselves faritas any spiritual guide, these temporary migrants, instead of bearing Christian witness, may be the cause of erroneous judgments about Christianity. From a concrete point of view the specific pastoral choices to be taken for the welcome of migrants can be delineated as follows: Finally the Code recommends that the parish should be territorial but without excluding personal parishes if required by migrntes cf.


Whenever the possibility exists, it should be kept in mind that the migrants are free to choose whether they wish to belong to the territorial parish where they are living or to the personal parish.

Reciprocity is also an attitude of heart and spirit that enables us to live together everywhere with equal rights and duties. The role of co-ordinating these initiatives belongs to the competent commission of the Episcopal Conference or the corresponding chrlsti structures of the Eastern Catholic Churches.

Human mobility today is on a world-wide scale.

The Church faced the new realities of the contemporary world squarely, in a spirit of collaboration but retaining her own identity. Beside these points of agreement there are, mifrantes, also divergences, some of which have to do with legitimate acquisitions cjristi modern life and thought. Cultural plurality thus invites contemporary man to practise dialogue and also face basic questions such as the meaning of life and history, suffering and poverty, hunger, sickness and death.

It will have its secretary, who in general will take on the office of national director for migration. Because it is dialogue, communion and mission, specific pastoral care for, among and with migrants will then become a significant expression of the Church, called to be a fraternal and peaceful meeting place, a home for all, a building sustained by the four pillars referred to by Blessed Pope John XXIII in Pacem in Terrisnamely, truth and justice, love and freedom 78the fruit of that paschal event that in Christ has reconciled everything and everybody.

Plurality is a treasure, and dialogue is the as yet imperfect and ever evolving realization of that final unity to which humanity aspires and is called. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The migrantrs and regulations for this, which enable the Catholic Church to breathe already with two lungs 24 so to speak, is found in the CCEO