Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees captured in human, often very young, faces
VATICAN CITY — ‘Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless’ is the theme Pope Francis has chosen for the 103rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to be observed by the Church on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Here we present key passages of the pope’s message, which was released by the Vatican this week, and the human faces that inspire it.
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but him who sent Me” (Mk 9:37; cf. Mt 18:5; Lk 9:48; Jn 13:20).