Pope Francis At The Border

“How long until Donald Trump insults the Pope?” tweeted Buzzfeed’s Dominic Holden during the Pontiff’s US tour back in September. Well, the answer to that question is about five months, apparently. A steaming-mad Trump unleashed on the religious leader after Pope Francis singled out the Republican Presidential candidate for his plan to build a massive… Continue »

Pope Francis ended his six-day tour of Mexico in a simple but powerful act of compassion, laying a bouquet of flowers at the feet of a large cross symbolizing the 6,000 immigrants who have died attempting to cross the US/Mexico border. In front of the cross were several pairs of shoes once belonging to some… Continue »

In what is expected to be one of the most defining moments of his Papacy, Pope Francis will today lay a wreath and pray at the US/Mexico border in memory of the more than 6,000 immigrants who have lost their lives attempting to cross into America. Thousands will be watching from the US side of… Continue »

Last September, the pilgrimage of 100 women walking 100 miles from Pennsylvania to Washington DC to greet Pope Francis inspired us in so many ways. We were there when the women triumphantly ended their journey at McPherson Square in DC, with many weeping. For these women, the journey wasn’t just a matter of lifting up… Continue »

Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to Mexico will include a powerful act of compassion he was ultimately unable to accomplish during his US tour last year — a visit to the border. When the Pontiff visited the US, immigration advocates had hoped the Pope’s plea for compassion would resonate for anti-immigrant legislators in Congress. And while… Continue »

Days from Pope Francis’s visit to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, members from Border Network For Human Right have placed a #ImmigrantLivesMatter sign on a portion of the border fence between El Paso and Juarez. The Pontiff will hold mass in the border city on February 18th — the last full day of his highly-anticipated return to the Americas… Continue »

In the midst of a US primary season where immigration has taken center-stage, Pope Francis is widely-expected to address the issue when he again visits the Americas and holds Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico next month. “Migration is a complicated situation and he’s not going to ignore the demands of national sovereignty … (but) he’s… Continue »

A (sad) dose of reality from cartoonist Jorge Cruz: #Cartoon Pope Francis says bye USA #PopeFrancis #PopeInPhilly #Trump #Trump2016 pic.twitter.com/FbLnt706Li — Jorge Cruz (@JorgeCruz_Art) September 28, 2015 #Caricatura Papa Francisco se despide de EE.UU. #Francisco #SantoPadre #DonaldTrump #Trump2016 pic.twitter.com/MK1BFQXRKl — Jorge Cruz (@JorgeCruz_Art) September 28, 2015

Speaking on the steps of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall as his historic visit to the United States came to a close, Pope Francis urged America’s immigrants and Latinos this past Sunday to “not be discouraged” by challenges and to “never be ashamed” of their traditions: “Among us today are members of America’s large Hispanic population, as… Continue »

“Let Us Hope that Our Leaders Take the Holy Father’s Powerful Message to Heart” Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to this morning’s address from Pope Francis to the U.S. Congress: “Today, the Pope spoke to the common humanity that binds us all together as Americans and as… Continue »