Sisters Join Call to "Let Them Stay"
Sisters of Mercy Parramatta showed their support for the calls on the Australian Federal Government to allow 257 people, including 87 babies and young children, to remain on Australian soil rather than be transferred to detention camps on Nauru or Manus Islands.
Mercy Sisters have supported on-line petitions, contacted their Local Members, and joined in the Various rallies held in capital cities appealing to Prime Minister Turnbull, and the Government to provide safe sanctuary in Australia.
In this Holy Year of Mercy, we call on the Government and the Opposition to heed the words of Pope Francis in his reflections on Love and Mercy:
Jesus ...urges each of us never to stop at the surface of things, especially when there is a person before us. We are called to look beyond, to focus on the heart, in order to see how much generosity everyone is capable of.
May our nation be a generous one - in providing sanctuary and safety "to those who come across the seas".