Migrants and Refugees

The Office for Migration Policy monitors information and prepares briefs on migration issues to enable the bishops to develop policy and respond to debates.

The current priorities of the Office for Migration Policy are laid out in four main categories: the pastoral challenges, the policy challenges, the UK Visa and Immigration Points Based System and promoting major events for migrant communities.

Community Sponsorship Scheme

The Community Sponsorship Scheme offers a way for local groups - including parish groups - to assist refugees fleeing war and violence to integrate safely into our local communities. 

The Church’s Mission to Migrants

Mission of the Church to Migrants is a 2008 statement celebrating migrants' cultural and spiritual patrimony and the ways in which they enrich Catholic parishes and dioceses.

Migrants' Mass

The Migrants' Mass has become an annual event and a feature of the Catholic Church's calendar.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021

The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 is celebrated on 26 September - the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme 'Towards an ever wider "we"'.