Posts Tagged ‘Apostleship of the Sea’

Urgent reform of fishing industry need Comments 0

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Cardinal Peter Turkson, is calling for significant improvements in working conditions for those work in the fishing industry. Turkson, who heads the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, says working in the fishing industry is one of the most perilous jobs in the world. And, each year 32,000 people lose their lives working Read more

The Sister who got 87 detainees home to Vietnam Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Sister Ma Theresa Trinh Vu Phuong has helped over 130 detained Vietnamese fishermen in a number of Papua New Guinean (PNG) prisons to return home. She looked after the needs of the detainees and served as their interpreter and mediator in court, said the secretary for communications and youth at Don Bosco Technical School at Read more

Sea Sunday, 10 July Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Never underestimate the value of a small gesture. That was the comment of a UK port chaplain after he responded to an unusual, but not surprising, request from a visiting ship’s captain. The captain had told the priest: “What my crew would really like is to walk on green grass. All they get to walk Read more

NZ Children cheer up Sailor’s Christmas Comments 0

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

International seafarers at the port of Auckland had some special Kiwi Christmas cheer last year thanks to four Catholic schools. The schools – St Leo’s, Devonport; St Joseph’s, Otahuhu; St Joseph’s, Orakei and St Mary’s, Ellerslie – made hundreds of hand-crafted Christmas cards for seafarers. These were given out on ships berthed in Auckland just Read more

Vatican eyes work conditions and environment in World Fisheries Day message Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Vatican is calling for a renewed commitment to ensure the world’s fishers and their families are not isolated and exploited. “Fishing is recognized as one of the most dangerous professions in the world with hundreds of lives lost at sea every year and many more affected by occupational hazards, (and) Fishers can be easily exploited, Read more

Sea Sunday, 13 July 2014 Comments 0

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The message for Sea Sunday from the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples reads as follows: This world of the sea, with the continuous migration of people today, must take into account the complex effects of globalization and, unfortunately, must come to grips with situations of injustice, especially when the Read more

Sea Sunday – 14 July 2013 Comments 2

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Sea Sunday is the annual day of prayer for those who work at sea and in ports around the world, and their families. Away from family and friends for many months at a time, working long hours and navigating some of the world’s most dangerous stretches of ocean, seafaring can be a tough, lonely and Read more

New lead apostle for Apostleship of the Sea Comments 0

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The NZ Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Catholic organisation serving visiting seafarers and fishers in NZ ports, held its AGM at the Pa Maria Retreat and Spirituality Centre in Wellington at the weekend. The organisation is reported to be “ship-shape” with sound management and financial reports as well as a boost to volunteer numbers. Read more

Cardinal Bagnasco visits site of container ship crash Comments 0

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa has visited workers retrieving the bodies of those killed when a container ship collided into a control tower in the Italian port. Besides offering support and prayers at the site of the crash, Cardinal Bagnasco also visited survivors in hospital, the Apostleship of the Sea reported. Continue reading Related Posts:Priests Read more

A Biblical call for responsible fishing Comments 0

Friday, February 15th, 2013

During the papal audience at the 23rd World Congress of the Apostleship Of the Sea, Benedictus XVI addressed encouraging words to those working in the vast fishing sector and their families: “…, they more than others must face the difficulties of the present time and live the uncertainty of the future, marked by the negative Read more