Pope's Migrants Day message: 'Better future must be built with foreigners'

Devin Watkins

"Building the future with migrants and refugees means recognizing and valuing how much each of them can contribute to the process of construction."

Pope Francis offered that encouragement on Thursday in his Message for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which the Church celebrates on 25 September this year.

The Pope focused his message on the meaning of humanity's "journey" in search of our true, heavenly homeland.

The Kingdom of God, he said, is already present in those who have accepted salvation in Jesus Christ.

As we journey toward the fulfillment of God's Kingdom, every person must endeavor to undertake a personal conversion, so as to transform our world and help it "correspond ever more fully to the divine plan."

God's plan for peaceful world
Pope Francis lamented ongoing tragedies of human history, which remind us how far we have yet to go along the path toward "the dwelling place of God with humanity."

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