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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

2 March 2022 | Homily

HOLY MASS, BLESSING AND IMPOSITION OF THE ASHES HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] Prayer, charity and fasting need to grow “in secret”, but that is not true of their effects. Prayer, charity…

27 February 2022 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: Dear brothers and sisters, in recent days we have been shaken by something tragic: war. Several times…

11 February 2022 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 30th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK

[…] This time of the pandemic is teaching us to view illness as a global and not a merely individual…

6 February 2022 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus: […] And next Tuesday, liturgical memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita, we will observe World Day of Prayer…

4 February 2022 | Greeting

GREETING OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO A GROUP OF THE "HOUSE OF THE SPIRIT AND THE ARTS" FOUNDATION

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning and welcome! Thank you for this visit. I thank my friend Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori…

24 January 2022 | Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 56th WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

Dear brothers and sisters, Last year we reflected on the need to “Come and See” in order to discover reality…

17 January 2022 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE DELEGATION OF THE CUSTODY OF THE HOLY LAND ON THE CENTENARY OF THE JOURNAL"LA TERRA SANTA"

[…] To make known the Holy Land, means communicating the “Fifth Gospel”, that is, the historical and geographical environment in…

10 January 2022 | Address of His Holiness

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

Dear Ambassadors, Last year, thanks also to the lessening of the restrictions put in place in 2020, I had occasion…

6 January 2022 | Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2022

Dear brothers and sisters! These words were spoken by the Risen Jesus to his disciples just before his Ascension into…

1 January 2022 | Angelus

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

After the Angelus, the Pope continued: […] Let us go home thinking: peace, peace, peace! We need peace. I was…

29 December 2021 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

Catechesis on Saint Joseph – 5. Saint Joseph, persecuted and courageous migrant Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today I…

22 December 2021 | General Audience

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE

APPEAL During my visit to Cyprus and Greece, I was able to once again personally touch wounded humanity in refugees…

19 December 2021 | Message

VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF THE SACRED HEART, IN MILAN, ON THE CENTENARY OF ITS FOUNDATION

[…] With this in mind, I promoted a Global Educational Compact, to raise awareness of the great questions on the…

17 December 2021 | Address of His Holiness

PRESENTATION OF LETTERS OF CREDENCE BY THE AMBASSADORS OF MOLDOVA, KYRGYZSTAN, NAMIBIA, LESOTHO, LUXEMBOURG, CHAD AND GUINEA-BISSAU ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

[…] The reality of the ongoing pandemic is yet another reminder that we are “a global community where one person’s…

12 December 2021 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

After the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: […] I also extend best wishes to Caritas Internationalis which is celebrating its…

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