In his message on World Day of Migrants & Refugees 2022 (WDMR), Pope Francis spoke of building the future with migrants and refugees. He calls for us to recognise and welcome migrants and refugees, to protect, promote and integrate them, highlighting the importance of inclusion, which he encourages the Catholic community to embrace wholeheartedly.

The Pope’s prayer for WDMR 2022:

Lord, make us bearers of hope,

so that where there is darkness,

your light may shine,

and where there is discouragement,

confidence in the future may be reborn.

Lord, make us instruments of your justice,

so that where there is exclusion, fraternity may flourish,

and where there is greed, a spirit of sharing may grow.

Lord, make us builders of your Kingdom,

together with migrants and refugees

and with all who dwell on the peripheries.

Lord, let us learn how beautiful it is

to live together as brothers and sisters. Amen.

The Pope’s messages and prayers from previous WDMR, can be found on the Vatican website for migrants and refugees:


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