Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Apostleship of the Sea

Pope Francis’ Message of thanks to Seafarers during Covid–19:

In a video message, Pope Francis thanks maritime personnel and fishermen for their important contribution to feeding humanity, and recalls the difficulties and loneliness they endure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full article published by Vatican News on 17 June 2020.

This video was published by Vatican News on 17 June 2020 and can be accessed via their YouTube Channel.


Apostleship of the Sea provides spiritual and practical support, information and a listening ear to seafarers. For more information visit our website.