Pastoral Letter: Go Forth! I am with You Always

Course Level: Basic

Course Summary

The seminar takes a deeper look at the Pastoral Letter issued by Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia, titled: “Go forth! I am with you always” (Matthew 28:19-20). Reflecting on the Great Commission, Bishop Paul sees in Jesus’ command a challenge thrown to the ‘migrant’ Christian community in the Middle East, and invites them to look at ‘Some aspects of our life as a Church of migrants.’ He recounts salvation history, and using examples of the patriarchs and the life of Jesus, points out the joys and sufferings of being a migrant.


Bishop Paul Hinder is the Vicar Apostolic of Souther Arabia (comprising parishes in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen), a vast vicariate that is home to vibrant parishes made up of ‘migrant’ faithful from all parts of the world. His pastoral letters, while focusing of teachings of the Church, serve to guide a migrant faith community, many of whom are away from their families for long periods of time.

Successful completion of this course earns 1.5 CEU's.

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