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ACMRO News January 2017

Vatican's Migrant and Refugee Section - First Media Campaign

In the lead up to the 103rd World Day for Migrants and Refugees in Italy on 15 January 2017, the Migrant and Refugee Section of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development launched its first media campaign to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the refugee crisis engulfing Europe over the last few years.

The Holy Father’s theme for the 2017 World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless”. The media campaign has focused on the situation of young refugees and of migrants, displaced and trafficked children and adolescents. The media campaign will continue over the year as churches around the world celebrate World Day of Migrants locally.

For the Catholic Church in Australia, Migrant and Refugee Sunday is celebrated on the last Sunday in August; this year, 27 August 2017.

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Pope Reiterates His Appeal for the Protection of Migrant Children

“These little brothers and sisters of ours, especially if unaccompanied, are exposed to many dangers. I tell you, there are many. It is necessary to adopt every measure possible to guarantee protection and defence to child migrants, as well as their integration”.


At Davos Forum, Cardinal Parolin urges Europe toward Constructive Engagement with Migrants

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Vatican’s Secretary of State told the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations that “we have to learn the lesson of history” in approaching the question of migration.



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