World Day for Migrants and Refugees to be Celebrated

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The Vatican has designated Sunday, September 27 as the World Day for Migrants and Refugees. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 106th observance of this day is “Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee”, a focus on the plight of internally displaced persons. In his message on World Day for Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis has highlighted that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the forced displacement of people and the difficulties they encounter when seeking protection. Bishop Mario Dorsonville, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration said, “This day is an opportunity to unite the world in addressing forced displacement and pray for the well-being of our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters as we continue to work to bring solidarity, compassion and love throughout our human encounters.” 

September 25, 2020 - 3:56pm

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