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15/01/2009 9:00 am

Communiqué: Stop the Violence, Start Building Peace

Stop the violence! Stop the killing! Start to build peace! Over and over again we heard these cries during the ninth visit of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences to the Mother Church of Jerusalem in this divided and suffering land. The violence in Gaza was on everyone's minds and lips. We heard directly about the human tragedy from the parish priest of Gaza, Father Manawel Musallam.

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17/01/2008 12:00 pm

Holy Land Coordination 2008

In a year when the world has focused renewed attention on a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land has just returned from our eighth visit to the Holy Land to walk in solidarity with the local Church and its bishops and to support the search for a just peace.

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Holy Land Co-ordination

Since 1998, the Department of International Affairs has organised the annual meeting of the Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land.

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08/01/2018 4:00 pm

Santa Marta Group

The Santa Marta Group is an alliance of international police chiefs and bishops from around the world working together with civil society in a process endorsed by Pope Francis who called it “an open wound on the body of contemporary society”, to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery. 

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10/04/2014 1:46 pm

Human Trafficking Agreement: Santa Marta Commitment

As the 'Combating Human Trafficking' conference drew to a close on Thursday, 10 April 2014, police chiefs from around the world made a declaration of commitment in the fight to bring an end to human trafficking.

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The Church’s Mission to Migrants

Mission of the Church to Migrants is a 2008 statement celebrating migrants' cultural and spiritual patrimony and the ways in which they enrich Catholic parishes and dioceses. 

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Migrants' Mass

The Migrants' Mass has become an annual event and a feature of the Catholic Church's calendar. It's a Mass celebrated to recognise the contribution of migrant workers and their families to UK society.

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