Papal Messages for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Last Updated

June 18, 2015

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. 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 (available in English and Spanish).