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Welcoming refugees

Impressive menu: Sarah Fields, Franciscan Immaculatine Sister Salvacion Bunao, and Melinda Henry cooked up a storm for Welcome’s dinner menu.

ASYLUM seekers were honoured at the second Welcome benefit gig in West End for the Capuchin Friars’ outreach ministry on August 31.

Young adults across Brisbane again poured generous donations to aid St Francis Place, a weekly ministry providing English classes, lunch and other activities for people seeking asylum in Brisbane.

Attendants said the evening provided great opportunities to personally connect with refugees and asylum seekers from St Francis Place.

Videos detailing the life stories of many asylum seekers in Brisbane played in the intermissions between the night’s three Queensland-based musical headlines.

The Brisbane Capuchin Friars also launched a new initiative on the night, titled Outreach, which is aimed at giving people “opportunity to put faith into action”.

Outreach was inspired by Pope Francis’ request for Catholics to be more concerned with the poor in their cities.

Written by: Emilie Ng
Catholic Church Insurance

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