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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

9 February 2020 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, yesterday we celebrated the liturgical memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita and the World…

5 February 2020 | Address of His Holiness

SEMINAR ON THE THEME: "NEW FORMS OF SOLIDARITY FRATERNITY, INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND INNOVATION" ORGANIZED BY THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I wish to express my gratitude to you for this meeting. We are taking advantage…

4 February 2020 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE DOCUMENT ON HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE AND LIVING TOGETHER

I greet all of you present, and I greet especially all the people in humanity who help their poor, sick,…

3 February 2020 | Message

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS FOR THE 150 th ANNIVERSARY OF ROME AS CAPITAL OF ITALY

[…] There is a demand for inclusion written in the lives of the poor and those who, as immigrants and…

1 February 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MEMBERS OF THE GVM CARE & RESEARCH FOUNDATION

[…] From this perspective, what the Villa Maria Group has done so far to meet the needs of patients and…

22 January 2020 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

[…] My dearest ones, hospitality is important. And it is also an important ecumenical virtue. First of all it means…

17 January 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE ECUMENICAL DELEGATION OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF FINLAND

[…] Hospitality is likewise part of our shared witness of faith in daily life. The Week of Prayer for Christian…

11 January 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE PONTIFICAL ETHIOPIAN COLLEGE IN THE VATICAN

[…] In meeting you, I think of many of your brothers and sisters in Ethiopia and Eritrea, whose lives are…

9 January 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE FOR THE TRADITIONAL EXCHANGE OF NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, A new year is opening before us; like the cry of a newborn baby, it…

8 January 2020 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning! The final part of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles tells us…

1 January 2020 | Angelus

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD WORLD DAY OF PEACE POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

[…] Jesus is the blessing for those who are oppressed by the yoke of slavery; moral slavery and physical slavery….

20 December 2019 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS AND UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

It is good that we are having this meeting in the days just before Christmas. These are days in which…

19 December 2019 | Address of His Holiness

THE POPE MEETS REFUGEES ARRIVED RECENTLY FROM LESBUS WITH HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

This is the second life jacket that I receive as a gift. The first one was given to me a…

15 December 2019 | Homily

HOLY MASS FOR THE PHILIPPINE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

(…) In the Philippines, for centuries, there has been a novena in preparation for Holy Christmas called Simbang-Gabi (Mass of…

1 December 2019 | Homily

HOLY MASS FOR THE CONGOLESE COMMUNITY HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis: Boboto [peace] Assembly: Bondeko [brotherhood] Pope Francis: Bondeko Assembly: Esengo [joy] In today’s Readings a verb appears —…

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