The WDMR will be celebrated on Sunday September 27. Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Forced Like Jesus to Flee” focusing on internally displaced people (IDP). The Archdiocese of Toronto has prepared an event leading up to the WDMR. Attached is a flyer for the event.

Archdiocese of Toronto – Webinar – Christian Persecution

Date: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24Time: 7:00pm Eastern

Speakers: Deacon Rudy Ovcjak (Office for Refugees ORAT); Carl Hetu (Catholic Near East Welfare Association CNEWA); Marie-Claude Lalonde (Aid to the Church in Need ACN)Moderator: Neil MacCarthy (Archdiocese of Toronto)
Please register at:

Please see the article in the Catholic Register on the topic of Christian persecution:  Christian Presence Shrinking


Date: Sunday September 27 10:00am Eastern

Live stream link: www.stmichaelscathedralcom/live

Following the live stream, the Mass along with pre-recorded videos from several guest speakers will be made available on ORAT’s website at and on ORAT’s Facebook page


On Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time, the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mass will be live-streamed for all who would like to join in prayerful celebration and solidarity with our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters.

The link to the live-streamed Mass celebrated by His Grace J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver:


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