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Notice of Press Conference, 05.05.2023

On Thursday 11 May 2023, at 11.30, a press conference will be livestreamed from the Holy See Press Office, Saint Pius X Hall, Via dell’Ospedale 1, to present the Message of the Holy Father Francis for the 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to be held on Sunday 24 September 2023, on the theme: “Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay”.

The speakers will be:

- Fr. Fabio Baggio, C.S., under-secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development with responsibility for the Section Migrants and Refugges and Special Projects;

- Bishop Francesco Savino of Cassano all’Jonio, vice president of the Italian Episcopal Conference;

- Dr. Chiara Lombardi, director general of VISVolontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo - International Volunteering for Development;

- Mr. Dullal Ghosh, migrant from Bangladesh, member of the Sophia Cooperative.

The press conference will be livestreamed in the original language on the Vatican News YouTube channel at: