NATIONAL LAMENT

“We are a society which has forgotten how to weep.”…. Pope Francis

Pope Francis spoke these words when he visited the island of Lampedusa on 8.7.2013. Lampedusa is in Europe and receives many refugees fleeing the continent of Africa. Many perish in the dangerous journey. Our own country is not making conditions any better for those who seek refuge in our land. Catholic Religious Australia are calling for a campaign of prayer, penance and action for people seeking asylum in Australia. For more information refer to the website http://www.catholicreligiousaustralia.org. One very powerful way we can help our brothers and sisters is by sending a letter to Scott Morrison MP in the House of Representatives. A letter is on the website for you to sign and send off. Imagine if we all sent it! There would have to be action taken, surely! Some copies are on the welcome desk.

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