September 29th is World Day of Migrants and Refugees for the 105th Time
World Day of Migrants and Refugees has been celebrated by the Church since 1914. It is always an opportunity to express concern for many different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for the challenges and increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers
“It is not just about migrants” In his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis reminds us that “it is not just about migrants.” In continuation of his 2018 message, he calls us to continue the response to the challenges posed by contemporary migration using four verbs: to welcome, protect, promote,and integrate. But he tells us that it is not only limited to migrants and refugees; that it is “about all of us, and about the present and future of the human family. For this reason, the presence of migrants and refugees – and of vulnerable people in general – is an invitation to recover some of those essential dimensions of our Christian existence and our humanity that risk being overlooked in a prosperous society. That is why it is not just about migrants.” The full text may be found by clicking the button below!