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​Women religious for the migrants at Rio Branco

A new mission for the evangelical service of migrants of the Missionary Sisters of St Charles Borromeo - Scalabrinians has been officially inaugurated in the Diocese of Rio Branco, Brazil, Present at the cutting of the tape – in addition to about 400 migrants – were Bishop Joaquín Pertíñez Fernández and Sr Neusa de Fatima Mariano, Superior General of the Congregation. “Let us trust that the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of migrants, of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, Apostle of migrants and of Blessed Assunta Marchetti, may support this new missionary presence of the Congregation as a reality of solidarity and welcome in the defence of life and of the rights of migrants”, Sr Neusa emphasized. “Jesus’ words “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” make us understand, live and see Christ’s face in the face of every migrant, especially in this most vulnerable situation”, added Sr Zenaide Ziliotto Provincial Superior and Sr Ires da Costa, pioneer of the mission. The day ended with prayers in the community chapel of Our Lady of Pilgrims, where various congregations were represented.

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Aug. 24, 2019

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