TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
In the light of the current migration and refugee problems, perhaps these words of Pope Francis will speak to you.
“It is essential to draw near to new forms of poverty and vulnerability, in which we are called to recognize the suffering Christ, even if this appears to bring us no tangible and immediate benefits. I think of the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned, and many others. Migrants present a particular challenge for me, since I am the pastor of a Church without frontiers, a Church which considers herself mother to all. For this reason, I exhort all countries to a generous openness which, rather than fearing the loss of local identity, will prove capable of creating new forms of cultural synthesis. How beautiful are those cities which overcome paralysing mistrust, integrate those who are different and make this very integration a new factor of development!”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, St Pauls, para. 210
Welcome to Fr Paul Gillham IC, our new Assistant Priest.
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