Pope Francis appeal for World Refugee Day

Pope Francis has spoken about World Refugee Day , which falls Thursday June 20th, making an impassioned appeal for people and institutions around the world to come to the aid of the countless families forced to flee their homelands because of violence and persecution. Speaking Wednesday at his general audience, Pope Francis said: “Tomorrow we will celebrate World Refugee Day. This year we are invited to give special consideration to the situation of refugee families, often forced to leave their home and their homeland quickly, to leave all they own and every security, to flee from violence, persecution or grave discrimination on religious, ethnic or political grounds. In addition to the dangers of th …

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