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ACMRO News November 2020

Church: Profit-driven culture leads to exploitation

Fr Maurizio Pettenà CS, the director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Temporary Migration on 18 November 2020.

Fr Pettenà indicated that temporary migrants are vulnerable due to separation from family and sometimes forming connections with members of the local community, which makes them vulnerable to exploitation.

Fr Pettenà mentioned that the Catholic Church in Australia is helping to end modern slavery with the help of Anti-Slavery Taskforce formed by the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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COVID-19: No One Must Be Forgotten!

The M&R Section inaugurated a weekly bulletin in late March 2020 when the global COVID-19 pandemic exploded and put much of the planet under lockdown. The M&R Section decided to focus on initiatives of Catholic actors all over the world who accompany vulnerable populations on the move in order to defend their rights, to offer crucial assistance, and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus within and beyond their communities.

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