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Why We’ve Never Forgotten Little Sophie Cruz

Earlier today we shared Univision journalist Jorge Ramos’s must-read column about Sophie Cruz, the young girl who captured our hearts during Pope Francis’s US tour late last year. We always knew that the Pope’s visit to the United States would touch on immigration, but Sophie’s heroic actions that day showed us all how much is … Continue reading »

Pope Francis Tears Down Donald Trump’s Wall: “A Person Who Thinks Only About Building Walls…Is Not Christian”

“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 reading »

In Messages, US Leaders Welcome Pope To US/Mexico Border. But Where Was Texas’s Greg Abbott?

US officials and leaders welcomed Pope Francis’s historic visit to the US/Mexico border yesterday, where he laid a bouquet of flowers for the thousands who have perished attempting to make a better life for themselves in the north. The messages from officials and leaders welcoming the Pope’s historic return to the Americas were gracious and … Continue reading »

As a Party that Likes to Talk About Faith, Shouldn’t the GOP Heed the Pope’s Call for Compassion Towards Immigrants?

And as a party that likes power, shouldn’t the GOP halt their sprint to the far right on immigration? Yesterday Pope Francis celebrated mass at the U.S.-Mexican border, calling for compassion and human decency for migrants and asylum seekers.  Here are brief excerpts from his moving homily: Here in Ciudad Juárez, as in other border areas, … Continue reading »

Women Walk From El Paso To Ciudad Juárez To Lift Up Pope’s Message Of Compassion For The Immigrant

As Pope Francis is set to pray at the Rio Grande tomorrow, a delegation of women and leaders began a day-long pilgrimage from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez today to bring a message of welcome and compassion for the immigrant and refugee. “Last September, we heard the Pope’s message about being a nation of immigrants … Continue reading »

Women’s Pilgrimage To Travel To Border To Greet Pope Francis’s Message Of Dignity For Immigrants

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 reading »

Days Before Pope Francis Visits Mexico, Group Places #ImmigrantLivesMatter Sign On Border Fence

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 reading »