26 September: the Church is celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for the various vulnerable people on the move, to pray for them as they face many challenges, and to raise awareness of the opportunities that the migration offers.
Every human being is a child of God; we ourselves need to see, and then to make others see, that migrants and refugees are not just a problem to be solved, but brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected, and loved. They are an opportunity that the “providence” gives us to help build a more just society, a more perfect democracy, a more united country, a more fraternal world, and a more open and evangelical Christian community.
May the Lord Jesus help us to grow and commit ourselves in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who come to our land fleeing oppression, poverty, persecution, violence, and war, in search of food, peace and dignity. (Based on the Message of Pope Francis for the 107 World Day of Migrant and Refugees)
Toda la inmigración del mundo visualizada en 1 mapa – Metrocosm