14 Jan 2018

World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2018


On January 15, the Church observes the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a commemoration instituted by St. Pius X. Pope Francis’s message for the day, written on August 15, is entitled “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees.”

Vatican NewsPope at Mass for Migrants and Refugees: 'Overcome fear and welcome the other' - Pope Francis celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees with a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica and reminds us that in order to encounter others we must first overcome our fears.

Official English-language translation of Pope Francis’ homily at Holy Mass on Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

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