Vatican City, Jul 15, 2019 / 10:49 am
The prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development urged prayers Sunday for seafarers, fishermen, and maritime workers, by whose work some 90% of the world's goods are transported.
"Though we do not realize it, the work of seafarers is essential for our daily lives," Cardinal Peter Turkson wrote in a message for "Sea Sunday," July 14.
This is because "most of the possessions that we have in our houses, the television, the fridge, the washing machine, computer and phone, not to mention the fuel for our cars, the clothes we wear, and many other items are all made in distant parts of the world and brought to us by seafarers," he said.
In his message, Turkson underlined the need to consider and reflect upon the importance seafarers and fishermen have on the comfort and well-being of others.