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Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office

ACMRO News May 2022

International Catholic Migrant Commission

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022

On 9 May, Pope Francis released his message for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022, which will be celebrated on Sunday, 25 September 2022.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father for WDMR 2022 is "Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees."

Pope Francis emphasised that "we are called to renew our commitment to building a future that conforms ever more fully to God’s plan of a world in which everyone can live in peace and dignity".

To read the full message please click here.

International Catholic Migrant Commission

Reminder - Online prayer service for Refugee Week

We invite you to an online prayer service to commemorate Refugee Week from 19 to 25 June 2022.

The prayer service will be broadcast live at 6pm AEST, 20 June 2022.

To register, please click here.

Parish resources

  • Some Recent Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Catholic Social Teaching on Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Prayers of the Faithful
  • Bulletin Notice
  • Online Prayer Service Invitation
International Catholic Migrant Commission

World Migration Report 2022

The 11th World Migration Report 2022 is now available. The report has been produced to help increase the understanding of migration and mobility throughout the world.

This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues.

To access the full report, click here.


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