Dear Brother and Dear Sisters,
With this message I wish to encourage you to continue your journey with migrants
and refugees, and to share a meal with them, like the one organized here by Caritas.
As Caritas, you have accepted the invitation to start a global awareness initiative in
support of migrants and refugees: it is the “Share the Journey” campaign, which we
inaugurated together last 27 September. Today, I would like to invite you all —
migrants, refugees, Caritas workers and institutions — to identify the traits of this
journey that have had the most impact on you: what hope inspires your path? Try to
share this thought and to “celebrate” what we have in common.
Finally, I wish to encourage you members of Caritas, the community of faithful with
its pastors, and all people of good will, to always create new spaces for sharing, so
that a renewed fraternity with migrants and refugees may emerge from our
I heartily bless your soup kitchen, and I wish you a good lunch.