World Refugee Day

Jun 20

UNHCR invites the world to observe World Refugee Day every June 20 as an occasion to educate ourselves and mobilize around the plight of refugees. Every minute, 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. From UNHCR on this year’s theme: “The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent anti-racism protests have shown us how desperately we need to fight for a more inclusive and equal world: a world where no one is left behind. It has never been clearer that all of us have a role to play in order to bring about change.”

Learn more about the world’s refugee crisis and the Catholic Church’s response globally at the Caritas Internationalis Share the Journey site.

Prayer is an action. On June 20, you are invited to join with Catholics around the world and pray for refugees. You can use pray the Rosary for Vulnerable Migrant Populations, or the World Refugee Day prayer, or another prayer of your choosing.