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Posted on Apr 5, 2018

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As Pope Francis reminds us in his Address for the World day of Peace 2018, in the course of this year two global agreements have to be defined and approved by the United Nations: one to protect migrants, the second one regarding refugees. The desire of Pope Francis is for these agreements to be inspired by “compassion, foresight and courage”. That’s why the Dicastery for the Integral Human Development suggests Twenty Pastoral Action Points on the problem of Migrants and Refugees and Twenty Action Points for the Global Compacts on the problem of Migrants and Refugees as definite ways to implement the four verbs both into public politics both and in terms of attitude and actions of Christian communities. The task of Caritas will be to spread this document and make it an instrument of dialogue and discussion within the Christian communities as well as in government institutions that are interested in tackling these problems. “To free the oppressed, the discarded and slaves of our time”, – Pope Francis said to the participants of the ICMC Plenary Assembly that he wanted to meet personally, – “it is essential to promote an open, sincere dialogue with government officials, a dialogue that learns from the experience, sorrows and aspirations of the people, to appeal to everybody to assume their responsibilities”.

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so our shared response may be articulated by four verbs:

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