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MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
This section contains definitions and information on migrants the asylum process.    

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WHAT THE CHURCH SAYS ABOUT WELCOMING THE STRANGER
Church Teaching regarding the Welcoming of the Stranger is contained in many documents, statements and Encyclicals issued over the years.

1. Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi - The love of Christ towards Migrants.  This encyclical was published in 2004.  It both summarises the teaching that is laid out in all previous documents and conextualises it in the present era.  Here we give excerpts from the document that summarise its content.   Read More A link to the full text of the Encyclical is given at the end of the summary.

2. World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2012 - Statement of Pope Benedict XVI.

3. World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2013 - Statement of Pope Benedict XV

4. Information Pack produced by the Refugee Project of the Irish Bishops Conference.  Although this has been in existence for some time this resource is a good starting point for those who want to learn about what the Church says about migrants.  It gives useful definitions and an overview of the asylum process.  It also highlights the responsibility that Christians have to care for immigrants.  Read more.
5. Quotations from various Church Documents and statements.  Read More 

 

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT WELCOMING THE STRANGER
Fourteen Bible quotations taken from both the Old and New Testament.

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