Contributions of the Social Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on Migration

From a ‘Culture of Rejection’ to a ‘Culture of Encounter’

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This article searches for contributions provided by the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church to avoid suffering and death under migrants, that, following Pope Francis, are provoked from a ‘culture of rejection’. From an interdisciplinary approach this article facilitates the assessment of mechanisms that generate these situations. It also focuses on the ethical and theological criteria of the Catholic social teaching to achieve a culture of encounter and acceptance of migrants and refugees.

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    Cf. Alejandro Portes and Jozsef Borocz‘Contemporary Immigration: Theoretical Perspectives on its Determinants and Modes of Incorporation’International Migration Review 23/3 (1989) [606-630] 626.

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    Ricardo Zapata-Barrero‘Teoría Política de la Frontera y la movilidad humana’Revista Española de Ciencia Política 29 (July 2012) [39-66] 44.

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    Jorge E. Brenna B.‘La mitología fronteriza: Turner y la modernidad’Estudios Fronterizos 12/24 (2011) [9-34] 12.

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    David Newman‘On Borders and Power: A Theoretical Framework’ Journal of Borderlands Studies 18/1 (2003) [13-25] 14.

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    Cf. Eduardo Barua‘Movimientos migratorios y derechos de los fieles en la Iglesia’Ius Canonicum 43/85 (2003) [51-86] 53.

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    Published in Rome 1 August 1952.

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