Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants: 21 June

Migrants and refugees are part of our community, but they may not always be seen or heard. This Sunday 21 June is a special Day of Prayer to remember our migrant brothers and sisters who are experiencing exploitation.

Pope Francis challenges us to all play our part with courage, patience and perseverance to hear their cry for help.

Where is your brother or sister?

"I have always been distressed at the lot of those who are victims of various kinds of human trafficking. How I wish all of us would hear God's cry, "Where is your brother?" (Gen 4:9) Where is your brother or sister who is enslaved? Let us not pretend to look the other way. There is greater complicity than we think. This issue involves everyone." Pope Francis, 2013, Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.