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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 on the left),
  2. or READ the complete Collection online.
  

READ the Pope’s Foreword to the Collection

  

READ the Introduction to the Collection

11 March 2020 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

[…] At this time, I would like to address all the sick who have contracted the virus and the many…

8 March 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: […] I greet the Associations and groups engaged in solidarity with the Syrian…

1 March 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: […] I am a little saddened by the news that many displaced people…

23 February 2020 | Meeting, Visit

VISIT OF THE HOLY FATHER TO BARI FOR THE MEETING OF REFLECTION AND SPIRITUALITY, “MEDITERRANEAN: FRONTIER OF PEACE” MEETING WITH BISHOPS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS

Dear Brothers, I am pleased that we can meet you and I am grateful that each of you has accepted…

20 February 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF THE CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION (FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS)

[…] With regard to method, education is an inclusive movement. An inclusion that reaches out to all the excluded: those…

10 February 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

[…] Since its foundation, the Knights of Columbus has demonstrated its unswerving devotion to the Successor of Peter. The establishment…

9 February 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, yesterday we celebrated the liturgical memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita and the World…

5 February 2020 | Address of His Holiness

SEMINAR ON THE THEME: "NEW FORMS OF SOLIDARITY FRATERNITY, INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND INNOVATION" ORGANIZED BY THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I wish to express my gratitude to you for this meeting. We are taking advantage…

4 February 2020 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE DOCUMENT ON HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE AND LIVING TOGETHER

I greet all of you present, and I greet especially all the people in humanity who help their poor, sick,…

3 February 2020 | Message

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS FOR THE 150 th ANNIVERSARY OF ROME AS CAPITAL OF ITALY

[…] There is a demand for inclusion written in the lives of the poor and those who, as immigrants and…

1 February 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MEMBERS OF THE GVM CARE & RESEARCH FOUNDATION

[…] From this perspective, what the Villa Maria Group has done so far to meet the needs of patients and…

22 January 2020 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

[…] My dearest ones, hospitality is important. And it is also an important ecumenical virtue. First of all it means…

17 January 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE ECUMENICAL DELEGATION OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF FINLAND

[…] Hospitality is likewise part of our shared witness of faith in daily life. The Week of Prayer for Christian…

11 January 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE PONTIFICAL ETHIOPIAN COLLEGE IN THE VATICAN

[…] In meeting you, I think of many of your brothers and sisters in Ethiopia and Eritrea, whose lives are…

9 January 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE FOR THE TRADITIONAL EXCHANGE OF NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, A new year is opening before us; like the cry of a newborn baby, it…

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