“They showed us unusual kindness” is the theme chosen for 2020. The initial work was prepared by members of the Christian Churches in Malta and finalised by The Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and The Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity.
The scriptural reference is focused on the shipwreck of St. Paul believed to have occurred off Malta. The theme stresses the unusual kindness given to St. Paul, something that must be seen in the quest for Christian Unity. There must also be an awareness of the need for hospitality to the many migrants and refugees who today embark on journeys as dangerous as that of St. Paul.