On Sept. 27, Pope Francis will launch the “Share the Journey” campaign, a two-year program of Caritas Internationalis to promote encounters between people on the move and people living in the countries they are leaving, passing through or arriving in.
Meeting migrants and refugees and listening to their stories – and having them listen to the stories of people in their host communities – mean the walls people have erected in their minds and hearts should begin to fall, said Michel Roy, secretary general of Caritas Internationalis.
“You may be afraid of migrants as a large group of people coming in, but when you meet a migrant, then you have a different vision,” he said. Listening to their stories makes it clear that “they are human beings, they are human beings who have suffered much; they’ve left a situation where they could not live anymore because of violence, conflict or just because of misery.”
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