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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

The Church in the United States will celebrate National Migration Week Jan. 7-13. During National Migration Week, the U.S. bishops call upon the faithful “to celebrate the contributions of refugees and immigrants in our churches, communities and in our country.”

“With more than 65 million people displaced from their homes and over 22 million displaced outside their countries as refugees,” the U.S. bishops state, “we are currently witnessing the worst forced displacement crisis since World War II.”

This year’s theme “Many Journeys, One Family” connects to the two-year Caritas Internationalis Share the Journey (www.sharejourney.org) campaign, launched by Pope Francis Sept. 27, 2017.

Visit the online resource library (www.sharejourney.org/resource-library) for toolkit resources (including prayers, bulletin inserts and homily suggestions) to use during National Migration Week, as well as during Lent, to help promote awareness of migrants and refugees.
— Joseph T. Purello