Justice and Peace Issues
Sept. 27 ~ World Day of Migrants and Refugees
The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs). Click on this link to watch the Pope’s Message.
The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914 on the last Sunday in September. Touched by the millions of Italians who had migrated abroad since the beginning of the 29th century, Pope Pius X called on all Christians to pray for migrants. It is always an occasion 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.
Pope Francis’ Message
You can download Pope Frances’ Message here: 2020 MESSAGE POPE Francis
In preparation for the 2020 presidential election, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers a brief on Welcoming Refugees in U.S. Policy. It can be downloaded here. Maryknoll-electionbriefrefugees
To learn more about Internally Displaced Refugees, (IDFs) download this information from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
During this Season of Creation, visit the Justice Prayers for a Prayer for Creation and Migration.