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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

12 February 2021 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE DIRECTORS OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Dear Friends, I extend cordial greetings to you, the Directors of the European Institute of International Studies, and express my…

8 February 2021 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE 7th WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, REFLECTION AND ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Dear Sisters and Brothers! I address all of you who work against human trafficking and who are spiritually united today…

8 February 2021 | Address of His Holiness, Speeches

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE

[…] The closing of borders due to the pandemic, combined with the economic crisis, have also aggravated a number of…

7 February 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS: ANGELUS

After the Angelus the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters! I would like to address an appeal in favour…

10 January 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS: ANGELUS

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Buongiorno! Today we are celebrating the Baptism of the Lord. A few days ago, we left…

31 December 2020 | Homily

FIRST VESPERS OF THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY HOLY MOTHER OF GOD AND TE DEUM OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE PAST YEAR: HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

[…] The good Samaritan, when he met that poor half-dead man on the side of the road, did not give…

28 December 2020 | Message

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS, SIGNED BY CARDINAL SECRETARY OF STATE PIETRO PAROLIN, TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE 43rd EUROPEAN MEETING ANIMATED BY THE COMMUNITY OF TAIZÉ

[…] On the contrary, let yourselves be inhabited by this hope, it will give you the courage to follow Christ…

24 December 2020 | Letter

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO LEBANESE PEOPLE

[…] Beloved sons and daughters of Lebanon, I am deeply troubled to see the suffering and anguish that has sapped…

10 December 2020 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE (ONLINE) MEETING ON THE SYRIAN AND IRACHEN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS PROMOTED BY THE DICASTERY FOR THE SERVICE OF INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Dear friends, It is with joy that I address this affectionate greeting to you during this meeting organized by the…

8 December 2020 | Apostolic Letters

APOSTOLIC LETTER PATRIS CORDE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE 150 th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF SAINT JOSEPH AS PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH

[…] We know that Joseph was a lowly carpenter (cf. Mt 13:55), betrothed to Mary (cf. Mt 1:18; Lk 1:27)….

4 December 2020 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIAL LETTERS BY THE AMBASSADORS OF JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, ZAMBIA, MAURITANIA, UZBEKISTAN, MADAGASCAR, ESTONIA, RWANDA, DENMARK AND INDIA ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE

[…] Today, perhaps more than ever, our increasingly globalized world urgently demands sincere and respectful dialogue and cooperation capable of…

15 November 2020 | Homily

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR HOLY MASS HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] I would like to thank all those faithful servants of God who quietly live in this way, serving others….

22 October 2020 | Letter

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON EUROPE

[…] We can see this in the many fears felt in our contemporary societies, among which I would mention uneasiness…

3 October 2020 | Encyclicals, Letter

ENCYCLICAL LETTER FRATELLI TUTTI ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP

AN ABSENCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY ON THE BORDERS 37. Certain populist political regimes, as well as certain liberal economic approaches,…

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…

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