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- Sea Sunday 2020 Prayer and MessageCardinal Peter Turkson Prefect of the Dicastery for Promotion of Integral Human Development at the Vatican has sent a message ahead of Sea Sunday which falls on 12 July this year. The Vatican has also released a prayer inspired by the Message for Sea Sunday. On 12 July Christians around … Read more
- Sea Sunday 2020 postponedOn 12 July Christians around the world will celebrate Sea Sunday. However n the light of the continued uncertainty around coronavirus, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have decided to postpone Sea Sunday 2020 from July 12 to December. The date has not yet been finalised, but it is … Read more
- Seafarers are key workers who deserve our supportOur chief executive Martin Foley spoke to Vatican News following Pope Francis' video message to seafarers. Martin says that seafarers are among the heroes of the pandemic and are key workers who deserve our continued support. "This is a particularly difficult time for seafarers who have continued to work throughout the pandemic … Read more
- Pope Francis sends message to seafarers and prays for themPope Francis has sent a video message of encouragement to seafarers recognised the difficulties they face as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. He expresses gratitude for their help in feeding humanity despite the risks involved and prays for those who work at sea and for stranded seafarers who have … Read more
- Stella Maris survey reveals impact of Covid-19 on seafarersPutting food on the table, paying household bills and loans and ensuring job security are among the top concerns faced by seafarers as they cope with the impact that Covid-19 is having on their lives and that of their families. A recent survey conducted by global maritime charity Stella Maris … Read more
- Stella Maris supports cruise ship workers during pandemicGlobal maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) is working with P&O Cruises and Cunard to ensure their cruise ship workers who are isolating on ships off the South Coast of England during Coronavirus continue to receive pastoral support and care. The charity's Director of Chaplaincy Fr John Lavers … Read more
- Pastoral visits to ship visitorsWhilst continuing to be of service to seafarers and fishers, our port chaplains are also ensuring that their teams of volunteers – our ship visitors – are not forgotten during the Covid-19 lockdown. Our Dover and Medway port chaplain John Fogarty is one example. Recently he paid a pastoral … Read more
- Stella Maris supports seafarers on the Covid-19 front lineBy Greg WattsWith seafarers in the front line of maintaining the world’s supply of food, fuel and medical supplies and equipment through the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) port chaplains are continuing to provide them with practical help and pastoral care. Its 230 chaplains, who … Read more