Cardinal Peter Turkson, the head of the Dicastery for the promotion of Integral Human Development , through his message to the Catholic Churches conveyed the faithful to remember the hard works and challenges faced by the seafarers in their occupation. The Catholic Churches remembered 9th July , 2017 as a special day and considered it as Sea Sunday to pray for all the sailors and their families who have sacrificed their joys to make other’s lives better.
As reported by the Catholic News Agency, His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson emphasized that, “ In spite of the great progress in technology, which has improved communication between seafarers and their loved ones, the long months away from the family are still a huge sacrifice that often reflects negatively on family life.” His Lordship also reminded the faithful about the sacrifices that a sailor’s family has to undergo because of his occupation. The mothers are left alone and are forced to play multiple roles in the family in the absence of the father.
His Eminence concluded by stressing that “ We will strengthen our network with the objective to increase co-operation between the Apostleship of the Sea of the different nations; we will share our resources and best practices to develop specific skills, particularly in the fishing sector.”, as reported by the Catholic News Agency.