A good reminder about those millions of people on the move–and we’re not talking First Worlders’ vacations. For migrants, it’s not about the destination so much as it’s something to do with a home that is no longer livable. What would it take for any of us to trade away our job, our home, and some or all of our family and friends to hit the road?
411. Pastoral accompaniment of migrants is an expression of charity, which is in fact ecclesial charity. Millions of real people for different reasons are constantly on the move. Emigrants, the displaced, and refugees, especially for economic and political reasons and violence, constitute a new and disturbing fact in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thoughts? For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.