Pope Francis on July 8, 2018, called for the faithful to observe the day as “Sea Sunday” in remarks following recitation of the noonday Angelus with the thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square.
“Observed today is ‘Sea Sunday,’ dedicated to seamen and fishermen. I pray for them and for their families, as well as for the chaplains and volunteers of the Apostleship of the Sea,” the Holy Father said. “A particular remembrance goes to those that live in the sea situations of unworthy work, as well as all those committed to free the seas from pollution.”
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, called on the faithful to remember the seafarers from all nations. His comments came on July 8, 2018, in his Message for Sea Sunday 2018.