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Tourism and Pilgrimages

Tourism and PilgrimagesThe National Coordinator for Human Mobility Apostolates is planning to develop a national network of those persons involved in a Tourism Apostolate. We have begun to reach out to all those providing pastoral care at our various parks which are either national, sport, state, theme, or amusement parks; and also for those who are providing pastoral care to tourists at major resort centers, conference centers, convention centers; along with tourists at recreational locations such as beaches, casinos, racetracks and hotels; and major events that attract millions of people, such as festivals, expositions, fairs, sporting events, concerts, and conventions. All of these events provide an opportunity for appropriate pastoral care.

We hope to have a national network developed by January 2005 that can assist in the development and support of the Catholic Tourism Apostolates in the United States. Catholic Pilgrimages and Tour Groups are informal and depend on an individual deciding to lead a pilgrimage or tour. The Coordinator for Human Mobility Apostolates hopes to develop a network through which the leaders and directors of Catholic Tours and Pilgrimages would be official ministers of the local church, be recognized and acknowledged for this ministry and that a national network could help to promote develop and support a Pilgrimage and Tour Ministry. This project will begin at the end of 2004.

World Tourism Day - September 27th, 2012

The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has the pleasure of sending you the enclosed Message on the occasion of the World Tourism Day (September 27th, 2012). We would be grateful if you could give this document wide circulation.

El Pontificio Consejo para la Pastoral de los Emigrantes e Itinerantes tiene el honor de enviarle anexo su Mensaje con ocasión de la Jornada Mundial del Turismo (27 de septiembre de 2012). Se ruega dar difusión al documento.

Le Conseil Pontifical pour la Pastorale des Migrants et des Personnes en déplacement est heureux de vous faire parvenir ci-joint son Message à l’occasion de la Journée Mondiale du Tourisme (27 septembre 2012). Nous vous prions de bien vouloir diffuser ce document.

Il Pontificio Consiglio della Pastorale per i Migranti e gli Itineranti è lieto di trasmettere, in allegato, il suo Messaggio in occasione della Giornata Mondiale del Turismo (27 settembre 2012). Si prega di diffondere il documento.

O Conselho Pontifício para a Pastoral dos Migrantes e Itinerantes tem o prazer de enviar-lhe, anexo, sua Mensagem por ocasião da Jornada Mundial do Turismo (27 de setembro de 2012). Pede-se a gentileza de difundir tal documento.

Der  Päpstliche Rat der Seelsorge für die Migranten und Menschen unterwegs beehrt sich Ihnen in der Anlage seine Botschaft zum Welttag des Tourismus (27. September 2012) zu übersenden. Wir bitten Sie das Dokument zu verbreiten.

VII World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism   

Invitation, Circular Pontifical Council

Provisional Program

Registration Form

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