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Join us in celebrating our International Mass 2015 on Sunday May 24th at the 11:30 am Mass.
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Vatican City, 2 July 2015 (VIS) - âOne billion tourists, one billion opportunitiesâ is the title of the Message for World Tourism Day 2015 (27 September), published today by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples. The Message, dated 24 June, was signed by Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio and Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil, respectively president and secretary of the dicastery.
The document, as its title indicates, focuses on the opportunities and challenges that the great increase in tourism represents for contemporary society and notes that the concept of the âtouristâ is increasingly being substituted by that of the âtravellerâ, who does not merely visit a place but rather, in a sense, becomes an integral part of it. In the light of Pope Francis' Encyclical âLaudato si'â, the Message highlights that the tourism sector, by promoting appreciation of natural and cultural wealth, can promote their conservation or, paradoxically, their destruction. The Message finally invites the transformation of travel into âan existential experienceâ.