It's not just about migrants

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It’s always an occasion to express concern for many different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for the challenges and increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

Every year the WDMR is the last Sunday of September; in 2019 it has been celebrated on September 29th and Pope Francis has chosen the theme “It’s not just about migrants” to show up our blind-spots and make sure no one remains excluded from society, whether a long-time resident or someone newly-arrived.

Download the Pope’s Message for WDMR2019 in your preferred language below.

It's not just about migrants. It's also about charity.

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It's not just about migrants. It’s also about our humanity.

It's not just about migrants. It's about not excluding anyone

Message of Pope Francis for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

…it's not just about migrants, it’s also about our humanity…

Pope Francis

MORE RESOURCES

Here are some handy reads to learn more about the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.