Towards an ever wider “we”: the WDMR2021 theme chosen by Pope Francis

Towards an ever wider “we”: the WDMR2021 theme chosen by Pope Francis

Vatican City, 27th february 2021 – The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday, 26 September 2021. Pope Francis has chosen Towards an ever wider “we” as the theme for his message this year. It is a call to ensure that “after all this, we will think no longer in terms of ‘them’ and ‘those,’ but only ‘us’” (Fratelli tutti, no. 35). And this universal “us” must become a reality first of all within the Church, which is called to cultivate communion in diversity.

It will be divided into six sub-themes, and will stress the importance of being attentive to the entire human family through an inclusive Church that reaches out and is capable of creating communion in diversity. A particular focus will be care of our common home, which translates into care of our common family, care of the “we” that can, and must, become ever more open and welcoming.

To encourage adequate preparation for the celebration of this day, the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development will again conduct a communications campaign of monthly multimedia aids, information material and reflections by theologians and experts that expand upon the theme and sub-themes chosen by the Holy Father.

IT: Verso un “noi” sempre più grande

FR: Vers un “nous” toujours plus grand

ES: Hacia un “nosotros” cada vez más grande

PT: Rumo a um “nós” cada vez maior