Global migration is a major challenge for much of the today world and a priority for the Catholic Church. In word and deed, Pope Francis repeatedly shows his deep compassion for all people who "flee from war and hunger, or who are forced to leave their homeland because of discrimination, persecution, poverty and environmental degradation". He...

Catholic church organizations are Moving for a Decent Work in support of this Day that has the motto for 2020: New Social Contract for Recovery and Resilience, from the International Trade Union Confederation.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is "Forced like Jesus Christ to flee" to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs).