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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 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 —…

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…

15 November 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PENAL LAW

Global financial capital is the source of serious crimes not only against property but also against people and the environment….

14 November 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE CONGRESS ON "CHILD DIGNITY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD"

[…] The dramatic growth of pornography in the digital world is, in itself, most serious, the fruit of a general…

8 November 2019 | Greeting

GREETING OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO A DELEGATION OF THE SALVATION ARMY

General Peddle, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to have this opportunity to renew to you and to all…

7 November 2019 | Address of His Holiness

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE MEETING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ECOLOGY SECRETARIAT OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS

Some of you, and many of the Jesuits who preceded you, have begun works of service to the poorest, educational…

13 October 2019 | Angelus

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS

And my thoughts go once more to the Middle East. In particular to the beloved and tormented Syria, from which…

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…

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