In the Encyclical Laudato Sì Pope Francis speaks of water as a basic human right. “Access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights”[
IMBISA (Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa) hosted a very successful workshop for young people on the final document of the last Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment in Johannesburg on the 5-8th March 2019.
Vatican City, 15 February 2019
Prot. N.: MR-0063/2019
Ref: Remembering Refugees, Migrants, Displaced Persons Your Excellency
The Migrants and Refugees (M&R) Section joyfully joins in celebrating SECAM’s Jubilee! During this month of March we are especially mindful of those who become vulnerable because in one way or another they are forced to flee. They include migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced persons or victims of human trafficking … though some may be known by other local names or “labels” as well.
«Recebestes de graça, dai de graça» (Mt 10, 8): estas são palavras pronunciadas por Jesus, quando enviou os apóstolos a espalhar o Evangelho, para que, através de gestos de amor gratuito, se propagasse o seu Reino.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, “…Remembering the mercies of God … let the renewing of your minds transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and mature.” (Romans 12:1-2)