An opportunity for prayer and reflection on the plight of refugees and migrants and those affected by modern slavery as well as an opportunity to reflect on how we can take action.
On the Feast of St Bakhita, all are invited to join Caritas Plymouth for an hour of prayer, reflection and discussion from 5-6 pm on Tuesday 8 February 2022 to reflect on the challenges facing migrants and refugees. This free online event will discuss the issues facing refugees, migrants and those affected by modern slavery.
We will be joined by Jesuit Refugee Services and by Brigid McEleney-Smith from our Community Sponsorship Group in Sidmouth who will share her experiences of the amazing opportunities offered by community sponsorship. Community Sponsorship groups will now be able to welcome Afghan refugees through the new Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme .
St Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. On her Feast Day Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those affected by the crimes of modern slavery and human trafficking, and the people that volunteer and work to eradicate this crime. Josephine Margaret Bakhita was a Sudanese-Italian Canossian religious sister who lived in Italy for 45 years, after having been a slave in Sudan. In 2000 she was declared a saint.Read more