Papal Messages for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Cover of Papal Messages for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees

The Church has celebrated the World Day of Migrants and Refugees each year since 1914. This is an occasion for the Church and people of faith to reflect upon the role migration has played in our tradition, express concern for migrants, refugees, and people on the move, and build awareness about the challenges and opportunities migration presents. Read our compilation of World Day of Migrants messages (also available in Spanish). Here you can also find Pope Francis’ 2017 message where he calls attention to the plight of child migrants, calling for long-term solutions ensuring their protection and integration.

The"Papal Messages of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees" compiled by CLINIC covers the rich history of statements issued by the Holy Father from 1995 to the present.

Download Papal Messages for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (pdf)

 

Lea nuestra compilación de mensajes celebrando el Día Mundial del Migrante. Aquí también podrá leer el mensaje del Papa Francisco para el año 2017 donde llama la atención sobre la difícil situación de los niños migrantes, pidiendo soluciones a largo plazo que aseguren su protección e integración.

Bajar Mensajes para las Jornadas Mundiales del Emigrante En Español (pdf)

 

All text is from the Vatican website.

 

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Compilation of Catholic Social Teaching Passages on Migration

Quotes from Pope Francis on Immigration

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