Paus Fransiskus minta umat Katolik mendoakan para pelaut

Paus Fransiskus meminta umat Katolik untuk selalu menyisipkan mereka yang bekerja di laut dan keluarga mereka dalam doa selama bulan ini.

“Kehidupan para pelaut atau nelayan dan keluarga mereka sangat sulit,” kata paus dalam pesan video untuk ujud doanya di bulan Agustus ini.

“Terkadang mereka menjadi korban kerja paksa atau ditinggalkan di pelabuhan yang jauh,” katanya.



“The competition of industrial fishing and the problem of pollution make their work even more complicated.

“Without the people of the sea, many parts of the world would starve,” he says.

“Let us pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.”

Vatican news says that about 200 million people are directly or indirectly employed by the fishing industry.

In a June 17 video message Pope Francis also lauded maritime personnel and fishermen for “providing our greater human family with food and other primary needs.”

A file image of Indian fishermen pulling in nets off the coast of Kerala. (Photo by Maksimilian/shutterstock.com photo)