2022 Assembly


Notice about the World Day of Migrants 27 September 2020.


106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), 27 September 2020.

The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) will be celebrated on Sunday 27th September 2020.

With the title “Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee”, Pope Francis urges us this year to discover the reality of internally displaced people more deeply. Every month, a new video of Pope Francis and other multimedia materials delve into the sub-themes present in the Message of the Holy Father. The first sub-theme was “To know in order to understand” and the second one was “To be close in order to serve”.

You can watch the third, newly released video, in which the Holy Father explores the sub-theme “To listen in order to be reconciled.” It offers the real-life testimony of an internally displaced person that explains how teamwork and mutual acceptance can create a brighter future and peaceful coexistence between people of different religions.

In the video, Pope Francis urges us to an attentive and humble listening through which we can be truly reconciled.

The video and the material available via the link below can be freely downloaded, published, used and shared:


In the coming months leading up to 27 September, the Migrants and Refugees Section will gladly receive written or multi-media testimonies and photographs from local Churches and other Catholic stakeholders that illustrate their shared commitment in the pastoral ministry to internally displaced people. The material can be sent to

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