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REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

People on the Move & CST
A brief introduction to the general approach of Catholic Social Teaching to these issues.

Bishops Teachings

Bishop Calls for Compassionate Response to Asylum Seekers
Bishop Christopher Saunders, Chair of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council said that there was a need for leadership on both sides of politics and pointed out that Australia can afford to be more compassionate and humane towards asylum seekers.

Papal Teaching

World Day of Migrants & Refugees Message 2010
Benedict XVI focuses on the growing number of minors seeking asylum.

World Day of Migrants & Refugees 2009
The Papal Message for 2009 focused on St Paul, Apostle to the Peoples.

World Day of Migrants & Refugees Message 2008
Benedict XVI focuses on the theme of young migrants. Messages from other years are at www.vatican.va

World Day of Migrants & Refugees Message 2008.

Vatican Interventions

Detention of Asylum Seekers & Migrants
The President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees, expressed concern about the increasing detention of asylum seekers at the launch of the International Coalition on the Detention of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in 2006.

More Teachings ...

Refugees: A Challenge to Solidarity
Summary of church teaching on the rights of refugees, aslyum seekers and displaced people from the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People.
Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi (The love of Christ for migrants)
An instruction on pastoral responses to people on the move from the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People.
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