Pope Francis launched Caritas Internationalis’ Share the Journey global campaign on 27th September 2017 in front of tens of thousands of people in Saint Peter’s Square, saying:
“Hope is what drives the hearts of those who depart, it is also what drives the hearts of those who welcome: the desire to meet each other, get to know each other, to dialogue.”
The campaign created spaces and opportunities for migrants and refugees to come together with communities, promoting the culture of encounter and learning about each other. The message was “meet a migrant”.
Thousands of people worldwide posted “reach out” photos of themselves on social media in support of the campaign.