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Cruise Ships Chaplaincy in the light of the theme of the Congress Mgr John Armitage (GB) Fr Luca Centurioni (Italy) Fr Sinclair Oubre (USA)

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1 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy in the light of the theme of the Congress Mgr John Armitage (GB) Fr Luca Centurioni (Italy) Fr Sinclair Oubre (USA)

2 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1.The Cruise Industry 2.AOS Cruise chaplaincy 3.Future Plans

3 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1. The Cruise Industry: Development Developed post-war: trans-atlantic & carribean Main players: Carnival, Royal Carribean

4 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1. The Cruise Industry: Growth Massive growth: passengers & ships 1.8 million per year with Carnival 90 million, last 20 years 1,800 ports visited , 68 new ships built 14 planned through 2007 FOC’s and the enviroment

5 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1. The Cruise Industry: The future Advent of mega cruise ships 380m long and 8,000 passengers and crew

6 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1.The Cruise Industry 2.AOS Cruise chaplaincy 3.Future Plans

7 AOS Cruise chaplaincy 14 million passengers per year, 200,000 crew increasing stresses and strains on reduced numbers of crew injustices

8 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy Chaplains relates with The entire ship community: crew & passengers The community of the baptised 2 onboard communities: passengers & crew

9 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy The chaplain –a spiritual man, a guide, and all can address him for personal help. –exercises a social role, spiritual leader, in the environment of the ship. –a missionary work of presence of the Church and the preaching of Jesus’ Gospel among all.

10 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy Chaplains relates with 2 onboard communities: passengers & crew The entire ship community: crew & passengers The community of the baptised

11 Cruise ministry – Operation Great Britain – Team Chaplaincy Italy – full time ‘crew welfare officers’ Spain – new programme

12 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1.The Cruise Industry 2.AOS Cruise chaplaincy 3.Future Plans

13 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy Onboard Christian Lay Leadership in Cruise Ships Apostleship of the Sea Code of Practice for Ministry at Sea (Cruise Ships)

14 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy Onboard Christian Lay Leadership in Cruise and Cargo Ships Accreditation Support Training

15 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy Apostleship of the Sea Code of Practice for Ministry at Sea (Cruise Ships) Aim – code of best practice for priests & industry Sea going chaplaincy Accreditation Types of appointment Industry agreements

16 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1.The Cruise Industry 2.AOS Cruise chaplaincy 3.Future Plans

17 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy POSSIBLE GUIDELINES Selection of priests: long service period Crew welfare and pastoral care: primary goals Chaplain formation: crew welfare Code of practice: standard for all countries and lines Seagoing chaplain profile Chaplain as crewmember

18 The future Training Approaches to new cruise lines Cruise & Ferry Expo Agreements with cruise lines

19 Cruise Ships Chaplaincy 1.The Cruise Industry 2.AOS Cruise chaplaincy 3.Future Plans


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