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.

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

Pope Francis


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