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ACMRO News November 2021

International Catholic Migrant Commission

Migrants help society grow

On 11 November, Pope Francis stated that immigrants are blessings and encourage societies to grow if they are integrated. Pope Francis was speaking to the participants of a conference promoted by the ‘Migrantes Foundation,’ the pastoral ministry of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) for emigrants, immigrants and migrants.

Pope Francis restated the four steps of welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees.

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International Catholic Migrant Commission

Multicultural E-news Issue 2

The Multicultural Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide published their second issue of the Multicultural E-news. This edition features:

  • Migrant & Refugee Sunday 2021
  • Feast of St Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  • Beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski& blind nun Mother Elzbieta Roza Czacka
  • Plenary Council October 2021
  • Italian Festa - La Madonna di Montevergine
  • Farewell & Welcome to our Chaplains


International Catholic Migrant Commission

Red Wednesday 2021

On 24 November, St Patrick’s Cathedral was floodlit red to mark Red Wednesday, a global initiative of Aid to the Church in Need that seeks to raise awareness of the plight of those persecuted for their religious beliefs.

Monsignor Joselito Cerna Asis presided at the vigil, which was livestreamed to the Archdiocesan YouTube channel.

During a special prayer vigil at St Patrick's Cathedral, Monsignor Thair Sheikh of Our Lady Guardian of Plants Chaldean Catholic Parish shared his own harrowing experiences of religious persecution in Iraq, before coming to Melbourne.

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