Vatican City, Jun 7, 2018 / 09:10 am
Organizers of the international "Share the Journey" campaign are urging Catholics to step up and interact with migrants and refugees through shared meals or other activities as part of a global action week.
"We invite you to sit down together with migrants and refugees in your community, to look into their eyes, listen to their stories and to share your own," Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said in a press release on the initiative.
The cardinal, who serves as archbishop of Manila and is also the president of papal charity organization Caritas Internationalis, said each person's journey starts "with a moment of sharing which helps us recognize the bonds which bind the whole of humanity together."
"We are invited to have compassion and courage to open our hearts and minds to the people we don't yet know and to share the journey with them."