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2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

September 27th, 2019

World Day Of Migrant And Refugees – September 29, 2019

Pope Francis’ message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees:

Podcast features Fr.Jesse Esqueda OMI speaking on
the migrant crisis in Tijuana. (Produced by: Br. Joey
Methé, OMI)

“Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” (Mt 14:27). It is not just about migrants: it is also about our fears. The signs of meanness we see around us heighten “our fear of ‘the other’, the unknown, the marginalized, the foreigner… We see this today in particular, faced with the arrival of migrants and refugees knocking on our door in search of protection, security and a better future.”

“¡Ánimo, soy yo, no tengáis miedo! (Mt 14,27). No se trata sólo de migrantes, también se trata de nuestros miedos. La maldad y la fealdad de nuestro tiempo acrecienta «nuestro miedo a los “otros”, a los desconocidos, a los marginados, a los forasteros […]. Y esto se nota particularmente hoy en día, frente a la llegada de migrantes y refugiados que llaman a nuestra puerta en busca de protección, seguridad y un futuro mejor.”

In line with the 2019 theme set forth by Pope Francis, “It is not just about migrants,we present a podcast featuring the work of Missionary Oblate Fr. Jesse Esqueda, OMI, who shares his insight on the migrant and refugee crisis in Tijuana. The podcast was produced by: Br. Joey Methé, OMI – JPIC fellow. 


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