Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
Conseil pontifical pour la pastorale des migrants et des personnes en déplacement
Pontificio Consejo para la Pastoral de los Emigrantes e Itinerantes
Pontificio Consiglio della Pastorale per i Migranti e gli Itineranti
Pontificium Consilium de Spirituali Migrantium atque Itinerantium Cura
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19 Mar 1970, under the name Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migration and Tourism, by Paul VI, within the framework of F-XF8042 - Administrative Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, as part of the Sacred Congregation for Bishops. Dependence terminated by the Apostolic Constitution 'Pastor Bonus' and present name adopted 28 Jun 1988. Ceased to exist, 1 Jan 2017, when merged with U-XF7982 - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, U-XF5874 - Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' and U-XF1950 - Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care to become Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
Determine and provide, by common agreement and united effort, suitable means and directives to cater to the spiritual needs of those members of the faithful who, because of their way of life, are not adequately catered to by the ordinary pastoral ministry of parochial clergy or are entirely deprived of it, including migrants, exiles and refugees, foreign students, seafarers and fisherman, air travellers and crews, airport staff and related workers, nomads, circus and travelling show people; develop suitable pastoral programmes to provide for the spiritual life of people in the world of tourism and pilgrimages and all the people using roads and railways or living on the streets.
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Departments: Refugees - Exiles; Migrants; Nomads, Circus and Travelling Show People; Apostleship of the Sea; Civil Aviation Apostolate; Tourists - Pilgrims; Foreign Students; Apostleship of the Road (road users, street children, liberation of street women, homeless).
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