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Migration, Refugee Section of New Dicastery, Led by Pope Francis, Launches 1st Media Campaign

Campaign to Coincide with the 103rd World Day for Migrants and Refugees Observed this Sunday

The Migration and Refugee Section of the new Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development has announced it is launching its first media campaign, reported Vatican Radio.

It is being launched to coincide with the 103rd World Day for Migrants and Refugees, which is observed this Sunday, Jan. 15.

While Cardinal Peter Turkson, who had been serving as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, is leading the new dicastery, Pope Francis for the time being is leading its migration and refugee section. The Pontiff wished to hold this responsibility to show his particular concern during the ongoing refugee crisis.

From January 12-15, the Pope’s tweets will focus on migrants and refugees, and link directly to the section’s Facebook page, which will present a brief story and reflection relevant to each day’s topic.


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