MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2021.
We, origin and end
God created us male and female, different and complementary beings to form together a we destined to be bigger and bigger, with the multiplying of the generations. God created us in his image, in the image of his one and triune being, communion in diversity. And he destined us to create an us, to include the entire human family, all peoples: «This is the dwelling place of God among men! He will dwell among them, they will be his people and God himself will be with them” (Rev 21,3).
We are all in the same boat and we are called to commit ourselves so that there are no more walls that separate us, that there are no more others, but only one we, great as all humanity.
Catholicity, openness to universality
His Spirit enables us to embrace everyone to create communion in diversity, harmonizing differences without ever imposing a uniformity that depersonalizes. In the encounter with the diversity of foreigners, migrants, refugees and in the intercultural dialogue that may arise, we are given the opportunity to grow as a Church, to enrich each other.
We must not be afraid to dream and to do it together as one humanity, as companions on the same journey, as sons and daughters of this same land that is our common home, all brothers and sisters (cf. Fratelli tutti, 8).