Bringing migrants, refugees and communities closer together.
War, exploitation, poverty, natural disasters or the desire for a fairer, better life, are causing people to leave their homes. It’s one of the greatest challenges of our time.
As a result, our world faces not a migration crisis, but a crisis of global solidarity. Caritas Cyprus is part of a worldwide campaign to reach out to migrants, change perceptions, open hearts and minds, and strengthen the bonds that unite us all.
Keep an eye out for events and updates on this page!
Also, visit journey.caritas.org for more information.
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On Wednesday September 27th, Caritas Cyprus launched a two-year global campaign of action…
At his general audience Sept. 27, Pope Francis and international leaders of Catholic charities urged Catholics to “Share the Journey” and extend a hand to migrants and refugees. We also talked to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, president of Caritas Internationalis, and to Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Full stories: http://wp.me/p5DZKA-3NW and http://wp.me/p5DZKA-3O6 #ShareJourney
Posted by Catholic News Service on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
As part of the “Share the Journey” global campaign, Caritas Cyprus launched a monthly online feature entitled “In the Spotlight: 12 Months. 12 Stories. 12 Opportunities to Meet a Migrant.”
This monthly online feature will delve into the intricacies of migrants’ journeys on their way to the island of Cyprus. Each story aspires to convey the necessity and at times difficulties of these journeys, all the while getting to know a plethora of nationalities, cultures, ideas and people.
Centre adjacent to the Holy Cross Catholic Church in the centre of Nicosia that I first came across Boneh.
He was loosely wearing a pair of bright red headphones around his neck and showing a photo of a young girl on the screen of his cell phone.
From afar, I can just about make out what he’s saying:
“This is my daughter; she was three years old,” he says.
“I’m so sorry,” replies a lady standing in the middle of the room. Read more…