Pope Francis Message on Migrants and Refugees

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Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting & Integrating Migrants & Refugees

Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ. ~Pope Francis

In an effort to address what the Vatican perceives as a “sign of the times,” Pope Francis published his papal message on August 21, 2017 calling for global change in policies and behaviors toward migrants and refugees. The Holy Father identified four ways we can all respond to those who have been forced from their homes due to persecution, poverty, war and violence:

  1. To welcome,
  2. to protect,
  3. to promote,
  4. and to integrate.

May we all learn to love the stranger as oursleves. ~ Pope Francis

Read the Pope’s complete message: 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees