“Be not afraid” were the words with which St. John Paul II greeted the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the night that he was chosen as Pope. Today, those words seem more important than ever, as our world confronts, with much fear and dread, the destruction of life and homes during wars, conflicts, and random acts of terrorism.
To commemorate World Refugee Day on 20 June 2016, the International Catholic Migration Commission is launching a public call to share messages and stories of support and solidarity towards refugees worldwide. With more than 60 million people fleeing violence, conflicts or persecutions, a lack of legal channels to allow people to migrate safely, there is an urgent need to support refugees.
On the occasion of World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the International Catholic Migration Commission launches today a call to share “Hands of Mercy”, in an attempt to increase understanding of the plight that refugees and migrants face every day in different parts of the world.