Tag Archives: Immigrants

Bishop Denis Brennan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for migrants

“We are all urged to ‘welcome, protect, promote and integrate’” – Bishop Brennan Ahead of the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated globally this Sunday, 29 September, Bishop Denis Brennan, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Immigrants, said, “Our first thoughts and prayers are with our migrant brothers and sisters […]

Resources for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

It is not just about migrants

Message from Bishop John Buckley for World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday 17 January 2016

As you are aware, next Sunday is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.  Immigration is a phenomenon which is here to stay for the foreseeable future.  Today millions are displaced by war hunger and oppression.  We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life around the Mediterranean as desperate migrants attempt to enter […]

Migrant Resource Pack

The Council for Emigrants and Council for Immigrants of the Irish Bishops’ Conference have produced a Migrant Resource Pack, which includes the Pope’s Message for Migrant and Refugee Sunday, Prayers for Migrants and Tips for Remembering Migrants in the Parish and at Home

Speeches from conference Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today

Today the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Councils for Immigrants and Emigrants jointly hosted a conference in Jury’s Inn, Custom House Quay, Dublin, entitled Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today.

Journeying Together – Challenges Facing the Migrant Today

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to explore both emigration and immigration in a global, European and Irish context. It will also offer a platform to discuss the effects of migration on the undocumented, families, prisoners and trafficking.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” – Pope Francis

Resources for Christmas and Migrant Sunday

Message from Bishop John Kirby and Bishop Raymond Field As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and World Migrant and Refugee Sunday, 19 January 2014, it is important that we come together to remember and pray for all those who have travelled far from their homeland in search of a better life. Pope Francis, who has […]

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2013

Women’s World Day of Prayer is celebrated on Saturday, 9 February, 2013. The theme for this year is “I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” and is written by the Christian women of France.

World Migrant and Refugee Sunday – 20 January 2013

For parishes celebrating their diversity and wanting to think creatively about diversity and inclusion, the theme and message of World Migrant Sunday have much to offer.

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