Bishop Guglielmone encourages aid and prayer for refugees

A message from Bishop Robert E. Gulielmone:

Tomorrow, June 20, is World Refugee Day and there are more migrants and internally displaced people now than at any other time in history. More than 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, poverty and violence, according to Catholic Relief Services. Church teaching encourages us to welcome foreigners seeking the security and livelihoods they cannot find in their home countries.

Please remember to pray for all who are displaced. Catholic Relief Services ( offers a prayer which can be found on their website by clicking here: A Moment for Grace; plus a variety of resources which can be found by clicking here: Resource Center.

Photo, Catholic News Service: A family from Honduras, center, waits to be received at a Catholic migrant shelter supported by Caritas in Tijuana, Mexico, April 23. They fled Honduras to Mexico, and then came to the border with the U.S. to seek asylum because of increased violence in Central America.