106th World Day of Migrants & Refugees_Sunday, 27th September 2020


Migrants & Refugees


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

Every year the WDMR is the last Sunday of September; in 2020 it will be celebrated on 27 September. As the title for his annual message, the Holy Father has chosen “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs).

Download the Pope’s Message for the 2020 WDMR in the language of your choice.


 Message of His Holiness Pope Francis (pdf)




Migrant and Refugee Kit 2020 -

Migrant and Refugee Kit 2020 (pdf)


World Day of Migrants and Refugees:


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Migration Refugees

Afghan refugee children walk along a road in Lahore, Pakistan, June 20, 2019, World Refugee Day. Children under the age of 18 make up one half of the world’s refugee population, a U.N. report said.



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