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Apostleship of the Sea

Apostleship of the Sea

The 24th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea is focusing on the pastoral care of all seafarers and fishermen

Pope sends message to Apostleship of Sea congress in Taiwan

03/10/2017 16:25

Pope Francis has sent a message to the 24th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea which is taking place this week in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung

 

Cargo ships passing through the Panama Canal.

Cargo ships passing through the Panama Canal. Each year on the second Sunday of July, the Church celebrates Sea Sunday.

Church celebrates Sea Sunday: Message of Cardinal Turkson

09/07/2017 15:42

Cardinal Peter Turkson offers a Message for Sea Sunday – celebrated this year on 9 July. On Sea Sunday,the Church remembers seafarers; and prays for them, their families and those who support them. 

 

Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo.

Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo.

Sea Sunday: Remembering seafarers

08/07/2017 10:13

Sea Sunday aims to highlight the challenges seafarers face every day, but it also serves as a time to pray for those at sea, their families and those who support them.

Fisherman carries cod on a trawler fishing off the coast of New Hampshire.

Fisherman carries cod on a trawler fishing off the coast of New Hampshire.

Apostleship of the Sea: how to safeguard worker rights

23/11/2016 12:00

The Apostleship of the Sea holds a conference to discuss how to safeguard the rights of those working at sea and raise awareness of the risks of violence and exploitation of these workers.

Members of the Italian navy work to rescue migrants in distress on the Mediterranean Sea.

Members of the Italian navy work to rescue migrants in distress on the Mediterranean Sea. At the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for all seafarers and fisherman, as well as chaplains and volunteers who work with them, on the occasion of Sea Sunday.

Pope Francis prays for seafarers and fishermen on Sea Sunday

10/07/2016 12:19

At the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for all seafarers and fisherman, as well as chaplains and volunteers who work with them, on the occasion of Sea Sunday.

 

A container is loaded onto a cargo ship.   The Apostleship of the Sea is the Church's outreach to seafarers

A container is loaded onto a cargo ship. The Apostleship of the Sea is the Church's outreach to seafarers

The Apostleship of the Sea UK: a ministry of mercy

22/05/2016 13:00

Bringing into focus the “invisible” lives of seafarers is at the heart of a campaign by the UK’s Office of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) for this Jubilee Year of Mercy. 

An Indian Navy helicopter hovers over a commercial vessel in distress some 100 km from the Mumbai harbour.

An Indian Navy helicopter hovers over a commercial vessel in distress some 100 km from the Mumbai harbour.

Message for Sea Sunday: Church appreciates seafarers

01/07/2015 12:00

The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerant People has issued its Message for Sea Sunday, which is on July 12, 2015.

 

Cargo ship and seafarers

Cargo ship and seafarers

Sea Sunday: are seafarers missing the boat?

11/07/2014 10:20

Christian churches across the globe celebrate Sea Sunday on July 13th. The National Director of the Catholic Church’s Apostleship of the Sea in the U.K. says the day is the main occasion in the year when we are invited to pray for seafarers, their families, and those who support them.