Catholics Pray to #Let Them Stay

WHAT: Solidarity Action for Refugees
WHEN: Tuesday 16th February
TIME: 11am-12pm
WHERE: St. Patrick’s Cathedral


In response to Federal government plans to send 267 people seeking asylum from Australia to Nauru, a contingent of Catholic school students, teachers, parishioners, service providers and Catholic leaders will gather at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne to show support and solidarity for the affected people.

As Catholics we stand for the dignity of the human person and stand in solidarity for those on the margins, including the 91 children included in this group. Many of the school students attending recognise that while they are able to live their life in safety and comfort, these children seeking asylum live in constant uncertainty and fear.

Please come along to participate in a liturgy for solidarity, with special guest Bishop Vincent Long. We will then make a symbolic gesture to show our support to the 267 people facing an uncertain future and call for the Malcolm Turnbull to #LetThemStay

If you are part of a school, parish or organisation we encourage you to bring along a banner or flag that you can display.

Supported & Organised by Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project, Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum – CAPSA, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Office for Justice and Peace & Melbourne Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office