Fr. Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Oregon City and a native of Goa, India, is one of 19 migrant priests in a new video from the Pope Francis Center for Justice and Charity.
Fr. Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Oregon City and a native of Goa, India, is one of 19 migrant priests in a new video from the Pope Francis Center for Justice and Charity.

The Pope Francis Center for Justice and Charity in Portland has created a one-minute video showcasing some of the migrant priests in the Archdiocese of Portland. “Share the Journey: Our Migrant Priests” puts a face on the word “migrant.”

Found at vimeo.com/250840522, the video quotes St. Teresa of Kolkata, who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

The video shows the faces of Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith, Msgr. Gerard O’Connor and 17 other priests who migrated to Oregon from other nations. Each man simply says, “I am a migrant.”

In September, Pope Francis launched the Share the Journey campaign from St. Peter’s Square, inviting everyone around the world to accompany and know refugees and migrants.

The campaign continues through 2019.

The Pope Francis Center for Justice and Charity is a collaborative initiative between the Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Portland and Catholic Charities of Oregon.

Find out more

Go online to ljp.archdpdx.org/pope-francis-center-for-justice-and-charity