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Here you’ll find Pope Francis’ teaching on the pastoral care of migrants, refugees and victims of human trafficking. The collection is updated regularly as original texts and subsequent translations become available.

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Here you’ll find Pope Francis’ teaching on the pastoral care of migrants, refugees and victims of human trafficking. The collection is updated regularly as original texts and subsequent translations become available.

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8 December 2016 | Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2017: Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace

[…] A broken world […] In any case, we know that this “piecemeal” violence, of different kinds and levels, causes…

3 December 2016 | Greeting, Speeches

GREETING OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS OF THE FORTUNE-TIME GLOBAL FORUM

[…] I would like to offer a particular word of thanks for all that you are doing to promote the…

30 November 2016 | Speeches

TO MEMBERS OF THE PILGRIMAGE OF ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE RHÔNE-ALPES REGION

May your commitment to the pursuit of the common good inspire you to listen especially to all those in precarious…

26 November 2016 | Speeches

TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE NATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE

Another area of activity that ought be of particular concern is that of assisting refugees and migrants, who ask to…

20 November 2016 | Apostolic Letters

APOSTOLIC LETTER Misericordia et misera OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY Francis to all who read this Apostolic Letter mercy and peace

18. […] In our own day, whole peoples suffer hunger and thirst, and we are haunted by pictures of children…

19 November 2016 | Homily

PAPAL MASS: HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] Ours is an age of grave global problems and issues. We live at a time in which polarization and…

17 November 2016 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN UNION OF THE BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

[…]  There is a second risk that must be assumed by business executives. The risk of honesty. Corruption is the…

| Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL AND PERSONNEL OF "CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS"

[…] I encourage you always to have prophetic courage in rejecting everything that demeans human beings, and all forms of…

7 November 2016 | Greeting, Speeches

GREETING OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE SECOND EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY OF RENATE (RELIGIOUS IN EUROPE NETWORKING AGAINST TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION)

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I extend a cordial welcome to you, who are taking part in this Second Assembly of…

5 November 2016 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE 3rd WORLD MEETING OF POPULAR MOVEMENTS

[…] I know that you devoted a whole day to the drama of migrants, refugees and displaced persons. What are…

3 November 2016 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO REPRESENTATIVES OF DIFFERENT RELIGIONS

[…]The theme of mercy is familiar to many religious and cultural traditions, where compassion and nonviolence are essential elements pointing…

31 October 2016 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ECUMENICAL EVENT IN MALMÖ ARENA: ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] And after hearing these powerful witnesses, which make us think of our own lives and how we respond to…

26 October 2016 | General Audience

GENERAL AUDIENCE

[…] Today let us concentrate on these words of Jesus: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was…

5 October 2016 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF "FONDAZIONE VODAFONE"

I welcome all of you and I thank the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group for his presentation on this…

29 September 2016 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MEMBERS OF CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS SERVING IN IRAQ, SYRIA AND NEIGHBOURING TERRITORIES

[…] We must note with great sadness that since our last meeting a year ago, despite extensive efforts made in…

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