Church must help young migrants in every phase of their journey, synod member says

Catholic News Service published an article discussing some issues presented at the World Synod on Youth in Rome in October 2018.

Blessed Sacrament Father Robert Stark, director of the Office for Social Ministry for the Diocese of Honolulu and regional coordinator for the Vatican’s Migrant and Refugees Section, offered synod members very practical advice for assisting young people on the move.

First, Church leaders must listen to young people thinking about leaving their homeland, and the consequences of that move. Second the Church should offer some basic necessities like food, shelter etc. Upon arrival they need help with legal and other practical matters.

Young people need to learn the tolerance, friendship and cooperation that are essential to building a peaceful society.

You can read the entire story here: Young Migrants

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