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Here you’ll find Pope Francis’ teaching on the pastoral care of migrants, refugees and victims of human trafficking. The collection is updated regularly as original texts and subsequent translations become available.

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Here you’ll find Pope Francis’ teaching on the pastoral care of migrants, refugees and victims of human trafficking. The collection is updated regularly as original texts and subsequent translations become available.

There are two ways to use this resource,

  1. search keywords (using the search bar),
  2. or READ the complete Collection online.
  

READ the Pope’s Foreword to the Collection

  

READ the Introduction to the Collection

27 June 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: […] I assure my closeness to the populations of South-west of the Czech Republic struck by a…

26 June 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ITALIAN CARITAS TO MARK THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDATION

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning and welcome, everyone! I thank Cardinal Bassetti and the President of Italian Caritas, Msgr….

24 June 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE REUNION OF AID AGENCIES FOR THE ORIENTAL CHURCHES (ROACO)

Dear Friends, I am happy to meet you at the conclusion of the work of your Plenary Session. I greet…

20 June 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Buongiorno! Today’s liturgy tells the episode of the storm calmed by Jesus (Mk 4:35-41). The boat…

17 June 2021 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 109th MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)

I thank the Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder, who so graciously invited me to present this message to the World of…

13 June 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus the Holy Father continued: […] This afternoon in Augusta, Sicily, a ceremony will be held for the…

10 June 2021 | Message

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE OCCASION OF THE SOLIDARITY EVENT ON THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN INTEGRATION SYSTEM

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I cordially greet the participants in the Solidarity Event, promoted on the occasion of the 30th…

5 June 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE "POLICORO PROJECT" OF THE ITALIAN EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

[…] The second verb is to live. We ask you to show us that it is possible to inhabit the…

23 May 2021 | Regina Caeli

POPE FRANCIS REGINA CAELI

After the Regina Caeli, the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters! I entrust to all of your prayers the…

21 May 2021 | Letter

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON THE OCCASION OF THE ONLINE CONFERENCE “BUILDING FRATERNITY, DEFENDING JUSTICE. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INSULAR PEOPLES"

To Cardinal Peter Turkson Prefect Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development On the occasion of the online Conference “Building Fraternity,…

21 May 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO "LAZARE" ASSOCIATION

[…] I urge you all to remain faithful to your goals. Today, more than ever, we need to build a…

21 May 2021 | Address of His Holiness

PRESENTATION OF LETTERS OF CREDENCE BY THE AMBASSADORS OF SINGAPORE, ZIMBABWE, BANGLADESH, ALGERIA, SRI LANKA, BARBADOS, SWEDEN, FINLAND AND NEPAL, ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to welcome you as you present the Letters accrediting you as Ambassadors…

16 May 2021 | Regina Caeli

POPE FRANCIS REGINA CAELI

After the Regina Caeli, the Holy Father continued: […] “Laudato Si’ Week” begins today, to educate us more and more…

15 May 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MEMBERS OF THE "METER" ASSOCIATION

I am pleased to meet you, representatives of the “Meter” Association, which since 1989 — when few spoke of this…

3 May 2021 | Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 107th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, I expressed a concern and a hope that remain uppermost in my…

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