By Francesca Merlo
Pope Francis recalled that next Sunday, September 29, marks the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
He announced to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Sunday Angelus that he will preside over Mass at 10.30am in St Peter's Square on that day, to mark the occasion.
Pope Francis has made the fight for the rights of migrants and refugees one of the focal points of his pontificate and after the Sunday Angelus invited everyone "to express, even through prayer, our closeness to migrants in refugees worlwide".
Sunday's Mass is organised by the Italian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CEI) in collaboration with the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
In a statement, they explain that the theme of the Day is "Not just migrants", inviting us to think also about refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of trafficking as their wellbeing concerns all of us as individuals and as one human family.