- Dec 2, 2020
The rights of people working in the fishing industry need to be fully guaranteed and protected, and the living conditions for them and their families must be improved, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.
The upcoming “Economy of Francis” event will showcase Pope Francis’s vision for a more just and equitable society, featuring not only the pontiff himself, but several experts who back the pope’s vision for a new global economic model prioritizing the poor and the planet.
On Saturday two of Pope Francis’s most trusted advisors took part in the latest edition of the World Meeting of Popular Movements, which has been supported by the pope since the early days of his pontificate.
The Apostleship of the Sea is celebrating its 100th anniversary and changing its name to “Stella Maris,” the Latin title of Mary, Star of the Sea, and the name by which most of the Catholic centers for seafarers are known.
The drastic reduction in people’s mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity for moving one’s heart and mind instead — and for finding other ways to be close to and supportive of those in need, the Vatican said.
The Vatican is highlighting the plight of maritime workers during the pandemic, saying bans on shore leave are severely stressing crews stuck aboard ship, some to the point of suicide.