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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

10 December 2020 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE (ONLINE) MEETING ON THE SYRIAN AND IRACHEN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS PROMOTED BY THE DICASTERY FOR THE SERVICE OF INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Dear friends, It is with joy that I address this affectionate greeting to you during this meeting organized by the…

8 December 2020 | Apostolic Letters

APOSTOLIC LETTER PATRIS CORDE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE 150 th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF SAINT JOSEPH AS PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH

[…] We know that Joseph was a lowly carpenter (cf. Mt 13:55), betrothed to Mary (cf. Mt 1:18; Lk 1:27)….

4 December 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIAL LETTERS BY THE AMBASSADORS OF JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, ZAMBIA, MAURITANIA, UZBEKISTAN, MADAGASCAR, ESTONIA, RWANDA, DENMARK AND INDIA ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE

[…] Today, perhaps more than ever, our increasingly globalized world urgently demands sincere and respectful dialogue and cooperation capable of…

15 November 2020 | Homily

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR HOLY MASS HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] I would like to thank all those faithful servants of God who quietly live in this way, serving others….

22 October 2020 | Letter

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON EUROPE

[…] We can see this in the many fears felt in our contemporary societies, among which I would mention uneasiness…

3 October 2020 | Encyclicals, Letter

ENCYCLICAL LETTER FRATELLI TUTTI ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP

AN ABSENCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY ON THE BORDERS 37. Certain populist political regimes, as well as certain liberal economic approaches,…

27 September 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, […] today the Church celebrates the World Day of…

27 September 2020 | Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 106 th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2020

At the beginning of this year, in my Address to the members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy…

23 September 2020 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

[…] Putting it in everyday language, the powerful are listened to more than the weak, and this is not the…

13 September 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, in recent days, a series of fires have devastated…

10 September 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO A DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN PROJECT "SNAPSHOTS FROM THE BORDERS"

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I offer my welcome to you who have joined the project “Snapshots from the Borders”. I…

26 August 2020 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

[…] Social inequality and environmental degradation go together and have the same root (cf. Encyclical, Laudato Si’ , 101): the…

23 August 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: Tomorrow, 24 August, is the 10th anniversary of the massacre of 72 migrants…

8 July 2020 | Homily

HOLY MASS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE VISIT TO LAMPEDUSA HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

The Responsorial Psalm invites us always to seek the Lord’s face: “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence…

30 June 2020 | Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE CATHOLIC MEDIA CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION

[…] Dear friends, I cordially invoke upon you and the work of your Conference an outpouring of the Holy Spirit’s…

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