MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in Italian
Headline: ASIA / PHILIPPINES – Seafarers are “ambassadors of Christ”
Manila – “Filipino seafarers are part of God’s circle of friends. They defy danger and suffer loneliness for the sake of their family and their country. We pray that they may continue to be ambassadors and faithful messengers of Christ “: said Bishop Narciso V. Abellana, head of the diocese of Romblon, and President of the Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, within the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines . In the Philippines, World Migrant and Refugee Day also coincides with the celebration of National Seafarers’ Day, i.e. those who work in ships, are active or retired sailors, are fishermen or are engaged at sea for work reasons.
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