Tijan’s Story – “To be close in order to serve”

Tijan is from Sierra Leone. He was only six-years-old when he became a displaced person.

“Fears and prejudices – a lot of prejudices – cause us to keep our distance from others and often prevent us from getting close to Jesus Christ and serving Him with love.” Pope Francis

Tijan is from Sierra Leone, he was six when he became a displaced person…

Pope Francis has selected “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” as the theme for the 106th World Migrant and Refugee Day (WMRD) which will be celebrated on Sunday, 27 September 2020.

His reflections originate in the experience of Jesus Christ and his parents as displaced persons and refugees.