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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

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…

21 June 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, yesterday the United Nations celebrated World Refugee Day. The…

14 June 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After praying the Angelus the Holy Father turned his thoughts and prayers to the dramatic situation in Libya: Dear brothers…

5 June 2020 | Letter

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA TO MARK THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

[…] I encourage you in this task that lies before you. I trust that your deliberations and conclusions will always…

20 May 2020 | Message

MEETING WITH A DELEGATION OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS MEETING "WE RUN TOGETHER - SIMUL CURREBANT"

[…] Dear friends and dear lovers of sports, an international athletics meet called “We Run Together – Simul Currebant” was…

20 May 2020 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

[…] Yet, precisely in starting from the great narrative of Creation, someone began to find reasons for thanksgiving, to praise…

1 May 2020 | Homily

MORNING MASS IN THE CHAPEL OF THE DOMUS SANCTAE MARTHAE HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] Throughout history we have read about the brutality inflicted on slaves: they were brought from Africa to America –…

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