- Nov 30, 2020
Ten years ago, 72 migrants “on a journey of hope” – as Pope Francis described it – were massacred by the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico. Although there are 15 people detained for the crime, no one has been convicted.
nside New York’s iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, some 250 Mexican nationals were hailed as anonymous heroes July 11, after dying of COVID-19, which they likely contracted as they kept the city moving when it was experiencing the peak of the pandemic earlier this year.
Pope Francis’s 2013 trip to Lampedusa was just four and a half hours long, but rarely has a mere half-day in the life of a papacy been so replete with both symbolism and substance.
On Saturday the Vatican announced that the Virgin Mary would receive three new titles to be added to the Catholic Church’s traditional “Litany of Mary,” including one dealing specifically with migrants.
Augusta Ngombu had been orphaned as a child. Exploited and abused by a family member, she fled her home and ended up as a prostitute in the streets in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, where over 50 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty.
Redlands Christian Migrant Association is helping migrant farm workers in Florida during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.