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First Global Port Chaplain Directory Launched
09th January 2013
The directory contains the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the Catholic maritime agency’s chaplains in 259 ports. Apostleship of the Sea director of development John Green said,
“We have chaplains in most of the world’s ports, from Durban to Dubai and from Costa Rica to Colombo. We believe providing details of all our chaplains will be a valuable resource for both seafarers and many others working in the shipping industry."
Apostleship of the Sea chaplains provide both practical and spiritual support to seafarers. This ranges from providing transport to shops or a local church to hospital visiting and mediating in disputes over pay and conditions. “Our chaplains are a lifeline for many seafarers when they arrive in a port. Seafarers know that they can trust and rely on a chaplain,” said Mr Green.
In the Vatican in November 2012 we held our 23rd international congress, which attracted over 400 delegates from 70 countries allowing us to compile this directory accurately.