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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

27 August 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEETING PROMOTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC LEGISLATORS NETWORK

Honourable Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased once more to meet with you, lawmakers and political and civic leaders from…

15 August 2021 | Angelus

ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, I join in the unanimous concern for the situation in Afghanistan. I ask…

4 August 2021 | General Audience

GENERAL AUDIENCE

Appeal for Lebanon one year after the port explosion in Beirut In these days, I think especially of the beloved…

15 July 2021 | Message

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENERAL CHAPTER OF THE ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR

Dear brothers! […] For many months, due to the pandemic, we find ourselves living in situations of emergency, isolation and…

11 July 2021 | Angelus

ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, in recent days my prayer has often been aimed at Haiti, following the…

9 July 2021 | Message

JOINT MESSAGE FOR THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH SUDAN

Their Excellencies The Political Leaders of South Sudan Your Excellencies, On this day marking ten years since South Sudan’s Independence,…

2 July 2021 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MARK THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING “SCIENCE FOR PEACE”

I wish to express my gratitude to the organisers of the meeting “Science for Peace” on the occasion of the…

1 July 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS CONCLUSION OF THE ECUMENICAL PRAYER “THE LORD GOD HAS PLANS FOR PEACE. TOGETHER FOR LEBANON”

Dear brothers and sisters, We assembled today to pray and reflect, impelled by our deep concern for Lebanon – a…

29 June 2021 | Angelus

ANGELUS

After the Angelus: […] I warmly greet you all, pilgrims from Italy and from various countries; but today I address…

28 June 2021 | Address of His Holiness

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

[…] For us Christians on the path to full communion, taking seriously the current crisis means asking ourselves how we…

27 June 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: […] I assure my closeness to the populations of South-west of the Czech Republic struck by a…

27 June 2021 | Letter

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE CATHOLIC PATRIARCHS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

Beatitudes, Dear brothers in Christ, It is with joy that I have accepted your invitation to join you on this…

26 June 2021 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ITALIAN CARITAS TO MARK THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDATION

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning and welcome, everyone! I thank Cardinal Bassetti and the President of Italian Caritas, Msgr….

24 June 2021 | Address of His Holiness

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

Dear Friends, I am happy to meet you at the conclusion of the work of your Plenary Session. I greet…

20 June 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Buongiorno! Today’s liturgy tells the episode of the storm calmed by Jesus (Mk 4:35-41). The boat…

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