Home > Pope Visits the U.S.-Mexico Border to Show Solidarity With Migrants

News
Pope Visits the U.S.-Mexico Border to Show Solidarity With Migrants

Description

Pope Francis, in his own gentle way, is taunting Donald Trump. In an unofficial, but epic, rebuttal to Trump and other Republican immigration hardliners running for president, the 79-year-old Roman Catholic leader is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday evening to show solidarity with migrants. The stop comes at the end of a six-day papal visit to Mexico and as immigration policy remains a flashpoint in the GOP presidential primary race. Francis is to hold a Mass in the border city of Juarez and visit the Rio Grande, offering prayers throughout for the safety of migrants, many of whom die on the journey to the United States.

Added on the 17/02/2016 15:32:05 - Copyright : Wochit

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • Drone images show sunrise over migrants blocked at Mexico border

    Thousands of Central American migrants see the sun rise over the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge as they wait in the hope of continuing their journey to the United States. DRONE IMAGES

    20/10/2018 - AFPTV - First images
  • Solidarity & Fear Keep Migrants Together In Mexico

    Impoverished Central American migrants traveling in a “caravan” through Mexico are sticking together. On sticking together one migrant said, "It’s much safer. One person alone is much more vulnerable." The group will ends its journey in Mexico City rather than the U.S. border. The caravan peaked at 1,500 people but has since dwindled. President Donald Trump and Mexican migration authorities have been putting pressure on the group.

    06/04/2018 - Wochit
  • Pope To Visit Ciudad Juarez To Pray For Migrants

    On Wednesday Pope Francis heads to what was once one of the worlds most violent cities. The notorious Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. The city is a major migrant crossing on the U.S. doorstep where grisly drug violence has killed thousands. The Pontiff will pray for those who risk their lives migrating north. Ciudad Juarez remains a violent magnet for Mexican, Central American and Asian migrants looking to jump across the U.S. border. Francis' visit, and his focus on the plight of migrants, is a symbolic critique of the anti-immigrant rhetoric of candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Migrants risk murder, rape and extortion in their quest to reach the United States.

    17/02/2016 - Wochit
  • Pope Concludes Mexico Trip With Visits to Prison, US Border

    Pope Francis wraps up his trip to Mexico on Wednesday with some of his most anticipated events: a visit in a Ciudad Juarez prison just days after a riot in another lockup killed 49 inmates and a stop at the Texas border when immigration is a hot issue for the U.S. presidential campaign. In his penitentiary encounters, Francis often urges inmates not to give up hope, telling them that he, too, has sinned and been forgiven. But he also tells inmates not to let their suffering lead to violence - a message he may repeat given the deadly riot last week at Monterrey's Topo Chico prison, where rival gang factions bloodied each other with hammers, cudgels and makeshift knives. Not long ago Juarez was considered the murder capital of the world, as cartel-backed gang warfare fed homicide rates that hit 230 per 100,000 residents in 2010.

    17/02/2016 - Wibbitz
  • Government Must Fly Migrants To Other Stations Due To Overcrowded Stations

    Homeland Security officials told the Washington Post that border patrols stations in south Texas are overcrowded with the amount of migrants passing through the U.S.-Mexico border. A report said that for the last several days the number of migrants crossing the border passed 5,500. According to Business Insider, the quantity crossing is to big and the government is flying migrants to other parts of the border to be processed. Each flight costs $16,000 and can move 135 detainees.

    12/05/2019 - Wochit
  • Cyclone Fani : des dizaines de morts et de nombreux dégâts matériels

    Cyclone Fani : des dizaines de morts et de nombreux dégâts matériels

    05/05/2019 - LCI