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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

29 April 2022 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE PLENARY SESSION OF THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! I welcome you and I wish you well in your work in this plenary session of…

17 April 2022 | Urbi et Orbi

URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS EASTER 2022

[…] I hold in my heart all the many Ukrainian victims, the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons, the…

15 April 2022 | Address of His Holiness

GOOD FRIDAY THE PASSION OF THE LORD THE WAY OF THE CROSS LED BY HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Fourteenth Station The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb V/. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi R/. Quia…

3 April 2022 | Apostolic Journey

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS TO MALTA (2-3 APRIL 2022) ANGELUS

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am grateful for Archbishop Scicluna’s kind words on your behalf, but I am really the…

3 April 2022 | Address of His Holiness, Apostolic Journey, Meeting

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS TO MALTA (2-3 APRIL 2022) MEETING WITH MIGRANTS ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet all of you with great affection, and I am very happy to end my…

2 April 2022 | Address of His Holiness, Apostolic Journey, Meeting

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS TO MALTA (2-3 APRIL 2022) MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Mr President of the Republic, Members of Government and the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Religious and Civil Authorities, Representatives of Social…

1 April 2022 | Meeting

MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CANADA ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Yet that tree, rich in fruit, has experienced a tragedy that you described to me in these past days: the…

30 March 2022 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

APPEAL Dear brothers and sisters, next Saturday and Sunday I will go to Malta. In that luminous land I shall…

27 March 2022 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, more than a month has gone by since the beginning of the invasion…

26 March 2022 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE ITALIAN FEDERATION TRANSMISSIONS

[…] I have heard that you are committing yourselves also to the service of the many brothers and sisters who…

23 March 2022 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

APPELLO Vorrei prendere un minuto per ricordare le vittime della guerra. Le notizie delle persone sfollate, delle persone che fuggono,…

21 March 2022 | Message

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLY FATHER BY CARDINAL SECRETARY OF STATE PIETRO PAROLIN FOR THE NINTH WATER FORUM

On behalf of Pope Francis, I would like to express my warmest greetings to all the participants gathered for the…

20 March 2022 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, unfortunately, the violent aggression against Ukraine has not stopped, a senseless massacre where…

13 March 2022 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: […] I would like once again to urge the welcoming of the many refugees, in whom Christ…

6 March 2022 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, Rivers of blood and tears are flowing in Ukraine. It is not merely…

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