from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
On February 17, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Juarez, Mexico. At least 450,000 people were estimated to attend on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border. His visit is an opportunity to reshape the global conversation on migration and borders.
No doubt Pope Francis will continue to acknowledge the realities of migration – abuse and death on the journey, incarceration of asylum-seekers, divided families, social isolation and exploitation. These realities are often omitted from politicized “immigration” debates.