We are going to share today is what national day? After the month of December (International Migrants Day) and June (World Refugee Day), World Migrant and Refugee Day is the third day devoted to this issue. For 2017, the date of Sunday, January 15th was chosen.
World Migrant and Refugee Day January 15
In addition to the dates, the World Migrant and Refugee Day is celebrated every 2nd or 3rd Sunday in January at the initiative of the Catholic Church.
The commitment of the Church is not new and many priests and bishops take a stand in the debate, in the name of human rights and respect for human dignity.
The basic rights of the human person
“the fact of being in an irregular situation does not mean losing one’s elementary rights to anybody … We want to say our admiration and our support to the Christians who put themselves at the service of their displaced brothers with great disinterestedness personal and associative … ”
Bishop Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris.
2017, the 103rd edition
Each year, the day is placed under a theme proposed by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and People on the Move.
This year, the theme is “Migrant, vulnerable and voiceless minors”.
The message of Pope Francis for this Day was presented on September 8, 2016 at the Vatican and is available directly on the official Vatican website. Discover the full text .