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National Migration Week
January 5, 2020 - January 12, 2020
In his 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees message, the Holy Father reiterates the Gospel command to avoid
despising “one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly
Father” (Mt 18:10). It is not just about migrants: it is a question of seeing that no one is excluded. A globalization of
indifference has led to many of us to ignore the cries of the poor, turn our backs on the marginalized, and remain
indifferent to those struggling to find a better life. We are called to help create the conditions that will lead to a better
life for everyone on the planet.
From January 5-11, 2020, the Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Migration Week. The theme
for this year’s celebration is “Promoting a Church and a World for All,” which reflects the need for Catholics to be
inclusive and welcoming to all our brothers and sisters. It is a call for unity to stand in solidarity with and care for those
who are excluded and marginalized.