Workshop for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea
The CBCK Committee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Foreign Residents Living in Korea (President: Most Rev. Lazzaro You Heung-sik) held a working-level meeting from March 21 to 24, 2011 at St. J. Hasang Education Center, Diocese of Daejeon.
The workshop, a successor to the 'Exodus Step 1' program held in 2006, was held to find effective methods of pastoral care for the ever-increasing number of migrants. About 220 diocesan directors and working level agents for the pastoral care of migrants participated in the workshop which consisted of discussion and sharing by the participants as well as lectures by instructors from the Scalabrini Migration Center in the Phillippines.
In his homily during the concluding Mass Bishop You emphasized, "It is our duty to help all neighbors around us to love each other, including migrants. This is possible only with deep humility and self sacrifice."