2020 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on 27 September 2020. The theme of Pope Francis’ Message is “Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee. Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating internally displaced persons“. In his Message, the Holy Father reminds us that “Displaced people offer us this opportunity to meet the Lord, ‘even though our eyes find it hard to recognize him: his clothing in tatters, his feet dirty, his face disfigured, his body wounded, his tongue unable to speak our language’ (Homily, 15 February 2019). We are called to respond to this pastoral challenge with the four verbs I indicated in my Message for this Day in 2018: welcome, protect, promote and integrate.”

Link to the message