The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on September 27, 2020. The theme chosen by Pope Francis is ''Forced like Jesus Christ to flee''.


The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

Every year the WDMR is the last Sunday of September; in 2020 it will be celebrated on 27 September. As the title for his annual message, the Holy Father has chosen “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs).

To download the Pope’s Message for the 2020 WDMR, please click here.