EUROPE/ITALY - Migrants: the Scalabrinians also support the appeal of Poor Clares and Carmelites

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 emigration   rascism   missionary institutes   religious community  

Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians) support the appeal of the Poor Clares and Carmelites sent to the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and to the President of the Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte, on 11 July. In the text, the religious express their "concern about the spread in Italy of feelings of intolerance, rejection and violent discrimination against migrants and refugees who are seeking welcome and protection in our lands". The appeal was welcomed by the Province of St. Joseph of the Scalabrinians, to which Italy refers, and by the whole Congregation. Thus informs the note sent to Agenzia Fides from the general government of the Scalabrinians, which since their foundation, in 1895, carry out their activities in support of migrants.
The provincial superior, Sister Milva Caro, supports the appeal of Poor Clares and Carmelites expressing "the deepest appreciation, support and communion" because "in this way we all become builders of a new humanity that places human and humanity at the center . The Scalabrinian Missionaries, in conscience towards the vocation received, cannot do otherwise and will continue, in their possibilities, to be a simple instrument of mediation and acceptance towards those who seek a new dignity in our country".
"An intercongregational commitment is increasingly necessary, to give yet another sign of how women's religious life is characterized by a single voice", says Sister Neusa de Fatima Mariano, Superior General, in the text sent to Fides -. Even a letter like this can weigh on civil consciences. The concern for the growth of feelings of intolerance in Italy is the same as in many European countries and the rest of the world. Making migration pass as a problem means questioning the same values of brotherhood and humanity that characterize a peace policy". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 16/7/2019)