The “Share Journey Campaign” will end on June 20. Ms. Dufie, Secretary-General of the Holy See’s Ministry for Integral Human Development, wished the movement to continue through sharing hope.
(Vatican News Network)Behind every immigrant there is a journey, inner pain and hope. Ms. Bruno Marie Duffé, Secretary-General of the Ministry for the Promotion of Integral Human Development of the Holy See, said this at the press conference of the “Shared Journey Movement” ending Caritas International on June 15. This movement of the Caritas was kicked off by Pope Francis on September 27, 2017, and will end on June 20, World Refugee Day. Ms. Dufie believes that people must express themselves through their talents and promote these talents, but never forget the need to maintain human dignity.
Ms. Du Fei told this news network a few days ago that this “share the journey movement” helped many people not to treat immigrants simply as immigrants, but as people with rights, talents, memories, and hopes. “We can say that this sharing journey movement is sharing the experience of immigrants”, which means meeting, experiencing mutual hospitality, and discovering the message each immigrant brings.
A very important aspect of the “Sharing Journey Movement” is dedicated to exploring the various factors that cause immigration. Ms. Dufy said, “This is another challenge for the movement. As Pope Francis said, it needs to be received, protected, promoted and integrated, but it is also necessary to better understand the country where immigrants come from and learn more about violence. Or poverty, or the difficulties caused by the climate.” Ms. Dufy mentioned the immigrants from Syria and Iraq and said, “We have to consider the future of these countries, the future and cooperation of the youth of these countries.” Different churches and religions play an important role in this encounter and future cooperation.
In the end, Ms. Du Fei said that the sharing movement is coming to an end, but we will continue to cope with this challenge together, together with immigrants, not just for them, to find a path of hope and peace. “The history of human beings is the history of encounters and the history of mutual respect. This is very important for today and tomorrow.”
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