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THE UNHEARD CRY

SEP 19 2016 by SIMN
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On September 19, 2016, Fr. Flor Maria Rigoni, Director of the Scalabrini Shelter in Tapachula and Representative of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) in Mexico, delivered the following intervention entitled "The Unheard Cry" at the Side Event, organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, Caritas Internationalis and the International Catholic Migration Commission,  on the "Role of Religious Organizations in Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants" in the United Nations Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants:  

I represent today the Scalabrini Casas del Migrante Network in Mexico and Central America and partly the Mexican church. Just a statistic: in the last 30 years from the foundation of the first Casa we have welcomed 700,005 migrants, deportees or asylum seekers. The Church in Mexico provide today 74 shelters from this people.

Yet I will present a holistic approach starting from a humanitarian, political and anthropological perspective.

Today I am here, neither as a man nor a missionary, nor even as a representative of a voiceless people:

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Event on the Role of Religious Organizations in Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

SEP 16 2016 by SIMN
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Fr. Florenzo Rigoni, director of a Scalabrinian Shelter in Mexico and representative of SIMN in Mexico will be speaking on Monday, September 19, 2016, in Conference Room 11 of the United Nations Headquarters, The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, together with the International Catholic Migration Commission and Caritas Internationalis, is sponsoring a  High-Level Side Event entitled “Responsibility and Solution Sharing: The Role of Religious Organizations in Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.”

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Scalabrinians and refugee emergency: a second welcoming center open in the South of Italy

AUG 29 2016 by SIMN
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On Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 the first guests arrived in the new C.A.R.A. SCALABRINI, site Siponto (FG), promoted by the Scalabrini Missionaries and the Scalabrinian Agency for Development Cooperation (ASCS), in continuity with the structure already opened in Rome for the third reception. The building, in dialogue with the Prefecture, can accommodate 33 asylum seekers in a structure adjacent to the current religious house and it was once the seminar for middle school students.

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Scalabriniani ed emergenza rifugiati: aperta una seconda struttura di accoglienza al Sud

AUG 29 2016 by SIMN
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Martedì 23 agosto 2016 sono arrivati i primi ospiti del nuovo C.A.R.A. SCALABRINI, sito a Siponto (FG), promosso dai Missionari Scalabriniani e dall’Agenzia Scalabriniana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (ASCS), in ideale continuità con la struttura già aperta a Roma per la terza accoglienza. L’edificio, in accordo con la prefettura, può accogliere 33 richiedenti asilo in una struttura adiacente all’attuale casa religiosa, già sede in passato di formazione seminariale per gli studenti delle scuole medie.

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