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!
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.
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.
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”. Pope Francis intends to emphasize that his repeated appeals in favour of migrants, refugees, displaced persons and victims of trafficking must be understood within his deep concern for all inhabitants of the existential peripheries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On May 1, 2004, the Holy Father John Paul II authorized the publication of the Instruction Erga migrantes caritas Christi. An ecclesial response to the pastoral needs of migrants and lead them towards the transformation of their migration experience not only into an opportunity to grow in Christian life, but also an occasion of new evangelization and mission.
Welcoming Christ in refugees and forcibly displaced persons is a response to the needs of refugees and forcibly displaced persons. These are pastoral guidelines for the Pastors of the Church, those Catholic organizations involved in the various programs of assistance and support for refugees and forcibly displaced persons, all the faithful, and all men and women of good will who are open to listen to the voice of the Church.
Read and download all the Messages of His Holiness Benedict XVI for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees from 2006 to 2013