World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Pope Francis has released a new video in preparation for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) which will take place on Sunday, 27 September 2020. In the video, the Pope urges us to an attentive and humble listening through which we can be truly reconciled. Also featured is 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.
The Holy Father has drawn on the experience of Jesus as a child along with his parents for the theme of this year’s event. With the title “Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee”, he encourages us 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”. Both are available on the WDMR website.
In this newly released video, Pope Francis explores the sub-theme “To listen in order to be reconciled.” Click on the link above to watch the video.