I also think of migrants and refugees who have fled their countries as a result of war,
poverty and violence, and of what has already been done to assist them. It is a
question of persevering in the search for means compatible with the good of all, to
welcome them, protect them, promote their integral human development and
integrate them into society (cf. Message for the World Day of Peace, 1 January 2018).
In this way one may contribute to the construction of a more just, more human and
more fraternal society.
I entrust your journey to Christ, the source of our hope and of our commitment to
the service of the common good. I invoke the Lord’s blessing upon you, your families,
your country, and the bishops who accompany you. Thank you.