UGCC Head gave the Pope a book about children of Ukrainian immigrants

Thursday, 09 October 2014, 12:28
This morning at a meeting with His Holy Father Francis, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, UGCC Head, gave him a book, Children of Emigrants about Themselves. The book contains letters of children to their parents who have gone abroad in search of employment. Its pages reflect the children's pain and their thoughts.

Being in the Vatican to participate in the Papal Synod on the Family, His Beatitude Sviatoslav decided  in such a manner to bring to attention also the problem of raising and  providing pastoral care to children of immigrants.  It is known that Ukrainians, among them 80% being women, in size comprise a fifth of the ethnic community among  immigrants in Italy.

The Italin language edition of the book was published by the Migrantes Foundation Publishers due to the initiative of Rev. Marko Semegen, Pastoral Coordinator for Ukrainian Greek-Catholics in Italy.

“This book  will motivate the Church to provide pastoral services to the children of immigrants and is a genuine challenge to the Church,” states Monsignor Jean-Carl Pereh, Director of the Migrantes Foundation of the Italian Bishops Conference.


St. Sophia Association Press Service




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