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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 30 n° 265

Sharing a meal with migrants and refugees and sharing hope

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 giugno 2018

Rome 19th June 2018 Caritas Rome soup kitchen “San Giovanni Paolo II”, via Marsala 109. Caritas will invite migrants, refugees in Rome to share a meal with public and Church figures as part of its Share the Journey campaign. The meal, which will take place at the Caritas soup kitchen at Rome’s Termini Station, will be a moment for migrants and refugees to share their migration stories and experiencesThe Rome meal is part of Caritas’s Share the Journey campaign’s “Global Week of Action” 17-24 June. During that week, the 165 member Catholic confederation will promote meals and activities with migrants and refugees across the globe to mark World Refugee Day. See map for activities in other parts of the world.Speakers at the event will include migrants and refugees plus a family which has welcomed a refugee to live in their home. Other speakers include:
· Msgr. Enrico Feroci, Caritas Rome director
· Michel Roy, Caritas International secretary general
· Oliviero Forti, head of Caritas Italy’s migration department
· Laura Baldassarre, councillor for the community from Rome City Council
Alessandro Gisotti, a journalist from Vatican News, will present the event. Pope Francis launched the Share the Journey campaign in September 2017, emphasising how migration is a reciprocal journey made both by migrants and communities.“Hope is the force that drives us “to share the journey”, because the journey is made jointly: by those who come to our land, and by us who go towards their heart, to understand them, to understand their culture, their language.” Read more.Share the Journey is part of a global effort to build stronger relationships between migrants, refugees and with the communities which they want to leave, where they travel through, where they make their home.

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