‘He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor’ (Luke 4:18)
This symposium was held at The Vatican and led by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. The message from Pope Francis and the teachings of the Church has always been strong and clear in relation to those in need. We need to stand by the refugees and migrants, protect their rights, protest against evil, give shelter, love and compassion and a chance for them to live a life of dignity. The planet and all that is in it is the common heritage of all. The bounty of the earth is not just for the powerful few to the exclusion of the rest of humanity, but for all.