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 new op-ed from Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, reminds us of the strength, courage, and inspiration we can draw from the 100 women who embarked on a 100 mile walk earlier this month to see Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. “As we journeyed from town to city, through heat and… 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 »

In his historic speech before Congress today, Pope Francis invoked his own family’s immigrant history and called on Americans to not “turn their back[s]” on immigrants, saying they travel in “search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones.” “In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a… Continue »

Cleveland, OH—This morning, Pope Francis addressed Congress where he, once again, reminded Washington about the human dimensions of the immigration debate.  Standing in front of Republican leaders who blocked a comprehensive immigration reform bill and continue to demagogue immigrants and their families, the contrast between the Pope’s message and that of Republicans in and outside Washington could not… 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 »

Five-year-old Sofi Cruz has tugged at our hearts, and we know she’ll tug at yours, too. She made headlines earlier today when she eagerly broke through a security barricade as Pope Francis’s motorcade passed through downtown Washington, D.C. VIDEO: Pope embraces daughter of immigrants. She gave him a letter asking him to fight for her… Continue »

Five-year-old Sofi Cruz has tugged at our hearts, and we know she’ll tug at yours, too. She made headlines earlier today when she eagerly broke through a security barricade as Pope Francis’s motorcade passed through downtown Washington, D.C.  But rather than turn her away, Pope Francis motioned to his security detail, “Let her come to me.”  The… Continue »

100 women and their supporters ended their 100 mile walk at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C. last night, over one week after starting their trek at a detention center in York, Pennsylvania. The women — many embracing and in tears as they walked into the square to the sounds of cheers and applause — began their walk to call… Continue »