World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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Focus for 2016

The focus for 2016’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees is Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us: The Response of the Gospel of Mercy.

Explore the prayer kit that has been created by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference by section:

Complete Migrants and Refugee Prayer Kit

Migrant and Refugee Kit 2016.

Message from Pope Francis

Read and reflect on the message from the Holy Father Pope Francis on the focus for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us: The Response of the Gospel of Mercy.

Message From the Holy Father Pope Francis.

St Frances Xavier Cabrini

Read about the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants, S Frances Xavier Cabrini.

St Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Message from Bishop Vincent Long

Read and reflect on the message from Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD.

Bishop Long.

Mercy as Policy

Mercy as Policy
Reflections on the Year of Mercy and Migrant and Refugee Sunday

On 28 August 2016, the Catholic Church in Australia will celebrate Migrant and Refugee Sunday. Pope Francis, in keeping with the theme for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, brings to the forefront the connection between the issues that migrants and refugees face and the message from the Gospel of Mercy.

Mercy as Policy.

The Catholic Church in Syria and Iraq

The Catholic Church in Syria and Iraq – Interview with Archbishop Nona

In June 2014 the Diocese of Mosul was wiped out. ‘I left along with 120,000 Christians. We left the city and the surrounding region because we did not want to convert to Islam or to be under the control of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)’, the former Archbishop of Mosul, Amel Shamon Nona, told the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in advance of Migrant and Refugee Sunday to be celebrated on 28 August 2016.

The Catholic Church in Syria and Iraq.

Reflection: Psalms of Mercy

Reflection on the Psalms of Mercy for Migrant and Refugee Week.

Psalms of mercy.

Reflection: Readings

Reflection on the Readings for Migrant and Refugee Sunday: 28 August 2016

Our readings for today, especially the first reading and the gospel, talk about humility and its importance.

Reflection on the Readings for Migrant and Refugee Sunday.