A- A A+

Feel the pain of the poor and immigrants, pope says at Easter Vigil

Pope Francis has used the period leading up to Easter to stress his vision of service to the neediest
By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY, April 15 (Reuters) - Pope Francis, leading the world's Roman Catholics into Easter, urged them on Saturday not to ignore the plight of immigrants, the poor and other vulnerable people.

In his homily at an Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Francis recounted the Biblical account of Jesus Christ's mother Mary and Mary Magdalene, filled with grief, as they went to visit his tomb following the crucifixion.

Their grief, he said during the solemn ceremony, could be seen in the faces of many women today.

"In their faces we can see reflected all those who, walking the streets of our cities, feel the pain of dire poverty, the sorrow born of exploitation and human trafficking," he said.

"We can also see the faces of those who are greeted with contempt because they are immigrants, deprived of country, house and family. We see faces whose eyes bespeak loneliness and abandonment, because their hands are creased with wrinkles."

Francis has used the period leading up to Easter to stress his vision of service to the neediest. On Good Friday, he lamented that many people had become inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants..

During Saturday's service, he baptised 11 people, most of them adult converts to Catholicism, from Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, the United States, Albania, Malta, Malaysia and China.

On Easter Sunday, the most important day in the Christian liturgical calendar, he will read his twice-annual "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") message in St. Peter's Square.

Security has been tight for all of the pope's Holy Week activities following recent truck attacks against pedestrians in London and Stockholm.

Fonte: Thomson Reuters Foundation News

COMPARTILHE
NOTÍCIAS

ONU diz que políticas de migração precisam ser reexaminadas

COMPARTILHE

 Representante especial do secretário-geral sobre Migração Internacional citou falta de proteção de migrantes; Louise Arbour falou também sobre o fracasso na tentativa de mudar a ideia popular errada sobre essas pessoas.

Leia mais...

La dificil tarea de la reintegración laboral de migrantes salvadoreñas

COMPARTILHE

Burocracia impide a las migrantes laborar en su país natal

Con formación académica, prefieren quedarse en EU

Leia mais...
BIBLIOTECA

biblioteca

O CSEM possui uma biblioteca especializada em migrações abrangendo em seu acervo aproximadamente 3 mil livros, periódicos e revistas científicas de vários países. 

Para consultar nossa biblioteca online visite o site da biblioteca e pesquise em nosso acervo.Horário de funcionamento: segunda a sexta-feira, das 9h às 17h


Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratórios - CSEM
SRTV/N Edificio Brasília Radio Center
Conj. P - Qd. 702 - Sobrelojas 01/02
CEP: 70719-900 - Brasília - DF / Brasil
Tel/Fax: +55 (61) 3327 0669
O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo.

twitter   facebook