• At the border, Francis laments the ‘human tragedy’ of immigration

    At the border, Francis laments the ‘human tragedy’ of immigration

    • Feb 17, 2016

    During the Mass he celebrated in Juárez, Francis said that for those trying to reach the United States, each step is laden with grave injustices: “the enslaved, the imprisoned and extorted; so many of these brothers and sisters of ours are the consequence of a trade in human beings.”

  • In Mexico, Pope Francis to deliver ‘greatest hits’ of social teaching

    In Mexico, Pope Francis to deliver ‘greatest hits’ of social teaching

    • Feb 12, 2016

    The six-day visit will see the pope coming and going from Mexico’s vast capital city to meet impoverished indigenous populations in Chiapas, victims of drug cartels in Morelia, and immigrants and refugees near the US border in Ciudad Juárez. In many ways, the pontiff’s Mexico trip shapes up as a “greatest hits” collection of his social teaching, to be delivered in the flesh and in his native tongue.