Documents

We’ve developed several useful resources for your use. These guides offer information which can be implemented in local programs and groups collaborating at a distance!

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Pope Message – World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021

6 May 2021

Towards an ever wider “we” is the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR). An appeal to build a universal “we” —may this be achieved first and foremost within the Church, called upon to create communion within diversity.

Migrant Ministry in Africa – REPORT 2019

22 April 2021

The report presents an analysis of the information gathered in the various African countries and illustrates some good practices of reception, protection, promotion and integration of migrants, refugees and trafficking victims.

Displaced Persons

Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced People

30 March 2021

Migrant Ministry in Europe – Report 2019

16 March 2021

Migrant Ministry in Europe - Report 2019

This volume provides the results of the survey for Migrant Ministry in Europe - Report 2019, the second survey realised within the framework of a cooperation agreement signed between the Migrants and Refugees Section and the Catholic University of Milan.

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Messages of Pope Benedict XVI for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees

24 February 2021

Read and download all the Messages of His Holiness Benedict XVI for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees from 2006 to 2013.

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Migrant Ministry in Africa 2017 REPORT

24 November 2020

The report presents an analysis of the information gathered in the various African countries and illustrates some good practices of reception, protection, promotion and integration of migrants, refugees and trafficking victims.

Vatican Covid-19 Commission: Restoring Dignity To Migrant Workers

2 July 2020

In the context of the Vatican’s COVID-19 Commission, the Migrants and Refugees Section released this statement to call for the implementation of effective measures aimed at upholding the dignity of all migrant workers.

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Vatican Covid-19 Commission: regularisation of migrants

6 June 2020

The Migrants and Refugees Section, within the work of the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, has developed a “policy brief” on regularization of migrants. This document introduces challenges and feasible solutions highlighting the reasons that ground the proposals and how they are to be implemented.

Vatican Covid-19 Commission: Alternatives to Immigration Detention

6 June 2020

The Migrants and Refugees Section, within the work of the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, calls for systematically exploring and adopting non-custodial alternatives to immigration detention and to putting an end to this practice altogether.

Vatican Covid-19 Commission: Ensuring Access to Territory

6 June 2020

The Migrants and Refugees Section, within the work of the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, vigorously affirms that secure admission to territory should be granted to all those in need of international protection.

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Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People

4 March 2020

At the end of 2018, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), 41.3 million people were internally displaced worldwide, the highest number in recorded history.

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Welcoming Christ in refugees and forcibly displaced persons –  Pastoral Guidelines

14 November 2019

Welcoming Christ in refugees and forcibly displaced persons is a response to the needs of refugees and forcibly displaced persons.

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Erga migrantes caritas Christi – The love of Christ towards migrants

7 November 2019

On May 1, 2004, the Holy Father John Paul II authorized the publication of the Instruction Erga migrantes caritas Christi.

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International Conference Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking, Sacrofano 9-11 April 2019

9 October 2019

Conclusions of the International Conference

The on Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking offer practical indications to make the Church’s commitment in the fight against human trafficking more adequate and effective.

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Pope Message – World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

29 September 2019

Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

The theme of the Holy Father’s Message for the celebration of the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “It is not just about migrants”.

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Report On The Pastoral Care Of Migrants In Europe In 2017

26 September 2019

The report presents an analysis of the information gathered in the various European countries and illustrates some good practices of reception, protection, promotion and integration of migrants, refugees and trafficking victims.

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20 Action Points for the Global Compacts

11 March 2019

20 Action Points for the Global Compacts (Booklet)

What about the laws and policies which govern human mobility in your own country and all over the world? Take these policy proposals up in your dialogue with your government and international organizations as they prepare the new Global Compacts on Migrants and on Refugees in 2018.

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20 Pastoral Action Points

11 March 2019

20 Pastoral Action Points (Booklet)

Depending where you live, you may find refugees and migrants arriving, leaving, passing through, settling, and even returning to their place of origin. This is your chance to get personally involved in practical and spiritual ways. Lend them a hand and become their neighbour.

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Pastoral Orientation on Human Trafficking

4 March 2019

Migrant smuggling often leads to the crime of human trafficking. Many adults, in their attempt to escape war or natural disaster, end up being trafficked and forced or sold into slavery. The majority of women and children end up in sexual slavery. Let’s work to make migration safer and more regular.

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Towards the Global Compacts on Migrants and on Refugees 2018

27 March 2018

Towards the Global Compacts on Migrants and on Refugees 2018 (Booklet)

Here is the 2018 Peace Message of Pope Francis, and then our proposed 20 Action Points for you to implement in your community and to advocate with your government.