The Holy Father spoke to his concern and hope for migrants and refugees for 2018 during his Angelus address on the World Day of Peace. Here are a few highlights from his address:
I would like once again to raise my voice for these brothers and sisters, who seek a horizon of peace for their future
To find this peace, which is the right of all, many of them are willing to risk their lives in a journey which, in most cases, is long and dangerous, facing hardships and suffering
May we not extinguish hope in their hearts! … May we not stifle their expectations of peace!
It is important that everyone, civil institutions, educational and welfare organizations, and ecclesial realities are committed to ensuring refugees, migrants and everyone a future of peace
May the Lord grant us to work in this new year with generosity to create a more supportive and welcoming world
To read, watch, or listen to the Pope’s official message on the World Day for Migrants, click here.