January 14, 2018 – Pope Repeats Call to Welcome Migrants

Pope Repeats Call to Welcome Migrants

Pope Francis in his January 14, 2018, homily on World Day of Migrants and Refugees repeated his call for Christians to welcome migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

He referred to his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees: “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age (Mt 25:35, 43).”

The Holy Father stressed his three essential points in addressing refugees: to protect, to promote and to integrate.” He said doing this requires that Christians must “welcome, know, and acknowledge” new arrivals.

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