Categories: General Date: Sep 27, 2019 Title: The World Day of Migrants and Refugees
The Church celebrates the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, September 29, 2019.The date has been changed from the second Sunday after Epiphany to the last Sunday of September. . This day is an annual commemoration by the Church that seeks to raise awareness of the migration phenomenon. It is especially appropriate given the unprecedented number of refugees and displaced persons now present in our world. The theme of Pope Francis’ message for this year’s World Day is “It is not just about migrants.”
IClick here to read Pope Francis' message "It is not just about Migrants" in its entirety.
Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me," is a Pastoral Letter that was released in October 2015 by the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in October. This is a critical time for the staggering and unprecedented number of refugees and displaced persons now present in our world. This document seeks to make Canadian Catholics more aware of the current situation, while also challenging them to make a difference in the lives of refugees through prayer, support, and the sponsorship of families.
Click here to read “I Was A Stranger and You Welcomed Me”.