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World Day of Migrants & Refugees 2019.

“It is not just about migrants”. Walk with us towards #WDMR2019. The material you find on this page is for you to download, use and share… to help overcome fear with hope!

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World Day of Migrants & Refugees

“It is not just about migrants”. Walk with us towards #WDMR2019

The material you find on this page is for you to download, use and share,
to help overcome fear with hope!

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Pastoral Orientations

In the struggle against human trafficking and slavery, we’ve developed a 40-page resource for all to use. This booklet offers information which can be implemented in local programs and groups collaborating at a distance. Together we are the difference.

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The Holy Father’s prayer intention for the month of February is “For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, enforced prostitution, and violence.”

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__“To Welcome, to Protect,
____to Promote, to Integrate.”

Our basic response to migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and the displaced.

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2018 Peace Message

Peace is possible. Pope Francis says it is not enough to open our hearts to the suffering of others. Much more remains to be done before our brothers and sisters can once again live peacefully in a safe home.

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The Church contributing to the GCM and its implementation

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, Fr. Michael Czerny S.J., Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section, attended a High-Level Event the Commission for Migration of the German Bishops’ Conference on...

It is not just about migrants. It’s also about our humanity.

The communication campaign of the Migrants and Refugees Section is preparing for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on Sunday 29 September 2019. The theme...

“Don’t leave them alone!” Card. Krajewski visited Lesvos refugees

"The European Community has forgotten that there are many people here who need to have #hope". Card. Krajevski visited the #refugee camps in Lesvos on behalf of the Holy Father....


20 Action Points

Pope Francis knows what asylum-seekers, migrants and refugees need. We should welcome and protect them, he says, we should promote and integrate them. To do all this, here are some resources you can use in your community or parish … plus some policies to advocate in your country and at the U.N. level.



Many adults and children are victims of human trafficking for labor and sexual exploitation, organ trafficking, begging and forced delinquency.

Migrants and refugees are among the groups most vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation, both during their journey and upon arrival in the destination countries.

Pope Francis urges us to do everything we can to combat the shameful crime of human trafficking.