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Stella Maris 25th World Congress and Centenary Celebrations

EDM (Early Day Motion) 446: tabled on 11 October 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Stella Maris, also known as the Apostleship of the Sea, which held its 25th World Congress and delayed centenary celebrations in Glasgow on 3-5th October 2022; notes that the organisation was founded in the city on 4th October 1920 to support the welfare of seafarers, and has grown to become the largest ship visiting network in the world, providing seafarers, fishers and their families with practical and pastoral support, information, and a friend in times of need; further notes that the organisation's chaplains, staff and volunteers are present in hundreds of ports in over 50 countries around the world, reaching thousands of fishers and seafarers each year; welcomes the message of support and encouragement sent by Pope Francis to delegates at the Congress; and wishes all those involved in Stella Maris the very best as it enters its second century of service to all those who live and work on the seas.