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World Day of Migrants & Refugees

“It is not just about migrants”. Walk with us towards #WDMR2019

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Pastoral Orientations

In the struggle against human trafficking and slavery, we’ve developed a 40-page resource for all to use. This booklet offers information which can be implemented in local programs and groups collaborating at a distance. Together we are the difference.

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The Holy Father’s prayer intention for the month of February is “For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, enforced prostitution, and violence.”

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__“To Welcome, to Protect,
____to Promote, to Integrate.”

Our basic response to migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and the displaced.

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2018 Peace Message

Peace is possible. Pope Francis says it is not enough to open our hearts to the suffering of others. Much more remains to be done before our brothers and sisters can once again live peacefully in a safe home.

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"Charity cannot be neutral, antiseptic, indifferent, lukewarm or impartial! Charity is infectious, it excites, it risks and it engages! For true charity is always unmerited, unconditional and gratuitous! It is also about...


20 Action Points

Pope Francis knows what asylum-seekers, migrants and refugees need. We should welcome and protect them, he says, we should promote and integrate them. To do all this, here are some resources you can use in your community or parish … plus some policies to advocate in your country and at the U.N. level.



Many adults and children are victims of human trafficking for labor and sexual exploitation, organ trafficking, begging and forced delinquency.

Migrants and refugees are among the groups most vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation, both during their journey and upon arrival in the destination countries.

Pope Francis urges us to do everything we can to combat the shameful crime of human trafficking.