"Share the Journey"

Pope Francis' Campaign

On September 27, 2017, Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support immigrants and refugees around the world called “Share the Journey.” Our brothers and sisters often make perilous journeys, leaving their homelands because they are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict, poverty, persecution and violence. There are more refugees and internally displaced people now – over 65 million – than at any other time in recorded history. Our faith calls us to “love our neighbor,” to see Christ in those who are in greatest need, and to welcome newcomers seeking the security, peace and opportunity they cannot find in their home countries.

We invite you to join Pope Francis and the Catholic Church around the world by “sharing the journeys” of our fellow children of God. Learn about their journeys: read stories, watch videos, and pay attention to news that can help sensitize us to their reality. Then,share what you learn with others by:

Joining the #share journey campaign on social media!

Meeting immigrants and refugees. Contact Catholic Social Services at http://www.welcometherefugee.org/ to learn how you can join or support their programs that serve immigrants and refugees in our area.

Saying a daily prayer for all people, and especially children, who have fled their homes in search of peace and safety.

Supporting the work of local and international Catholic agencies, like Catholic
Charities and Catholic Relief Services, who help to care for the needs of immigrants and refugees in the United States and around the world.

Learn more about and get involved in the “Share the Journey” global migration campaign at www.sharejourney.org.