2021 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Monday, May 17, 2021

The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on 26 September 2021. The theme of Pope Francis’ Message is “Towards an ever wider ‘we’”. In his Message, the Holy Father reminds us that “Salvation history thus has a ‘we’ in its beginning and a ‘we’ at its end, and at its centre the mystery of Christ, who died and rose so ‘that they may all be one’ (Jn 17:21). The present time, however, shows that this ‘we’ willed by God is broken and fragmented, wounded and disfigured. This becomes all the more evident in moments of great crisis, as is the case with the current pandemic. Our ‘we’, both in the wider world and within the Church, is crumbling and cracking due to myopic and aggressive forms of nationalism (cf. Fratelli Tutti, 11) and radical individualism (cf. ibid., 105). And the highest price is being paid by those who most easily become viewed as others: foreigners, migrants, the marginalized, those living on the existential peripheries.”

Link to the Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees