The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for many different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for the challenges and increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.
In 2019, the World Day will be celebrated on
. Pope Francis has chosen the theme "It is not just about migrants"
to show up our blind-spots and make sure no one remains excluded from society, whether a long-time resident or someone newly-arrived.