Beginning this Sunday, (World Refugee Day), and running through to Saturday, June 26 — this week is an opportunity for the world to celebrate refugees and people seeking asylum, while raising awareness and honouring people’s journeys to freedom. So many have taken the difficult journey to come to Australia. We thank them for their contribution in making Australia the rich diverse country it is today. This week is also an important time to educate ourselves about the refugee experience so that together, we can change refugee policy for the better. Pope Francis constantly reminds us that as church we are to ‘go out’ - to go out to the peripheries of society and seek the abandoned, and without prejudice or fear, without proselytizing, to welcome and embrace. In so doing we witness to the Christian life.
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