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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.

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19 November 2019 | Message

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO HIS HOLINESS BARTHOLOMEW I ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF SAINT ANDREW, PATRON SAINT OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

[…] Our Churches have safeguarded the Apostolic tradition with great care, along with the teaching of the first Ecumenical Councils…

29 August 2019 | Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 105th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Faith assures us that in a mysterious way the Kingdom of God is already present here…

11 August 2019 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS: ANGELUS

After praying the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the Geneva…

28 July 2019 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS: ANGELUS

After the Angelus Dear brothers and sisters, I was saddened to learn of the tragic shipwreck that happened in recent…

8 July 2019 | Homily

HOLY MASS FOR MIGRANTS, HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Today the word of God speaks to us of salvation and liberation. Salvation. During his journey from Beersheba to Haran,…

7 July 2019 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS: ANGELUS

After the Angelus the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, even though several days have passed, I invite you…

28 June 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE DELEGATION OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE

[…]I likewise see as a positive sign the cooperation between the Catholic Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate concerning other timely…

27 June 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE 41st GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)

[…] There is an evident link between environmental instability, food insecurity and migratory movements. The increased numbers of refugees throughout…

21 June 2019 | Address of His Holiness, Meeting

MEETING ON THE THEME “THEOLOGY AFTER VERITATIS GAUDIUM IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MEDITERRANEAN”, PROMOTED BY THE PONTIFICAL THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF SOUTHERN ITALY – SAN LUIGI SECTION – OF NAPLES, ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] The Mediterranean has always been a place of transit, of exchanges, and sometimes even of conflicts. We are all…

10 June 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE 17th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR CATHOLIC CIVIL AVIATION CHAPLAINS

[…] Here I cannot fail to mention the migrants and refugees who arrive at major airports in the hope of…

| Address of His Holiness

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

[…] We hear the plea of persons in flight, crowded on boats in search of hope, not knowing which ports…

31 May 2019 | Address of His Holiness, Apostolic Journey, Meeting

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO ROMANIA [31 MAY - 2 JUNE 2019], MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, WITH CIVIL SOCIETY AND WITH THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS

[…] At the same time, it must be acknowledged that while the changes brought by the dawn of this new…

27 May 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEETING SPONSORED BY CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS

Your Eminences, Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and in the Priesthood, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to have…

18 May 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MEMBERS OF THE ITALIAN FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION

[…] This is why I want to thank you for what you do. Because you help us not to forget…

10 May 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE XXI PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SUPERIORS GENERAL (UISG)

[…] Third question: First of all a big thank you, Holy Father. In these days we have dealt with various…

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