- Jul 9, 2020
For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church’s mission to serve them.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay joined other local agencies in Green Bay June 20 for a World Refugee Day celebration which included pick-up soccer games, international music and food, as well as an information table about local refugee communities.
This year’s theme of World Refugee Day, #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day, encourages solidarity and activism among local, state, national and global communities.
The Catholic Church has resettled nearly one-third of all refugees received by the United States since 1980 through a public-private partnership with a high rate of successful integration of refugees into society, according to a report released in June 2018.
In Bangladesh, authorities hope World Refugee Day will help bring attention to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled to the country from neighboring Myanmar.