Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
Parent Organization: Roman Catholic Church
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People is part of the Roman Curia of the Catholic Church. As its name suggests, the council is tasked with ensuring that migrants, refugees, exiles, and people that must travel as part of their work (including members of religious orders) are afforded spiritual services, physical supplies, human dignity, and their rights. The council was founded by Pope John Paul II in Pastor Bonus, though it can trace its roots back to efforts by Popes Pius XII and Paul VI. The current president of the council is Antonio Cardinal Vegliò.