Pope’s right-hand man on migrants pleased with the important place taken by migratory issues in the synod
Our companion Fr. Michael Czerny, SJ., Undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugee Section (Holy See), gave an interview to the TV channel Sale + Luce (the Italian-language television station Salt + Light), concerning the work of the XVth Synod on faith, youth and vocational discernment. In this interview, Fr. Czerny was pleased with the important place occupied by migratory issues in the work of the synod. This is a critical issue for the church and the world, he says. The Church has a lot to learn from migrants and refugees, he adds.
On the website of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, one can consult many documents and hear the testimonies of young migrants and refugees taking part in the work of this synod:
Father Larry Kroker died peacefully on October 6, 2019 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 80thth year and in religious life for 60 years. Larry took the gifts of Jesuit tradition and of the Exercises and offered them to the Indigenous people.
Fr. Gavin died peacefully on the morning of Oct. 6, 2019, at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 85th year and in his 65th year of religious life. He wrote a lasting memorial - Vol. 1 in the Jesuit History Series, Teachers of a Nation – Jesuits in English Canada 1842-2013.
October 10, 2019 — On October 5, Michael Czerny, SJ, was created cardinal by Pope Francis, along with 12 others. We joined him last Tuesday in Rome via teleconference and asked him some questions – all of which came directly from his Canadian colleagues.
October 10, 2019 — The path between a lay life and the last Jesuit vows is very lengthy (approximately 13 to 20 years!). Gilles Mongeau, SJ, who helped evaluate this process within the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, details how the five steps of Jesuit formation will tangibly change.
October 4, 2019 — The Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology has just released the new issue of its journal Promotio Iustititiae (PJ), which focuses on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and on Integral Ecology.
October 4, 2019 — The federal election campaign in Canada is in full swing. On October 21, citizens will have to choose between various platforms. This is why the Justice, Reconciliation and Ecology Commission of the Jesuit Province of Canada has prepared a document to encourage discernment and action.