Pope Francis Sends Money to Migrants in Mexico, Vatican Scoffs at Border Laws

Pope Francis speaks via pre-recorded video at TED2017 – The Future You, April 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Video still courtesy TED.

Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are now funding the migrants approaching the U.S. southern border while the Vatican scoffs at America’s border laws.

“Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants,” according to Vatican News. 

Peter’s Pence is a Catholic organization that collects and distributes donations. It is located in Vatican City. The charity scoffed at the United States for not allowing hordes of migrants to storm its borders.

“In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometres on foot and with makeshift vehicles from HondurasEl Salvador and Guatemala,” the group said. “Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the US border remains closed to them.”

The Catholic Church plans to use the money to house migrants in hotels, among other charitable works.

“All these people were stranded, unable to enter the United States, without a home or livelihood,”  said a statement from the Vatican. “The Catholic Church hosts thousands of them in hotels within the dioceses or religious congregations, providing basic necessities, from housing to clothing.”

As the Catholic Church works to help migrants subvert American law, gridlock over border security persists in Washington, D.C.

Big League Politics reported:

As illegal border crossings surge, Democrats blocked a meaningful amount of wall funding in the 2019 federal budget. President Donald J. Trump declared a National Emergency to address the issue, with plans to divert Department of Defense funding for the project, for which several heavily-blue states immediately sued his administration.

In addition to failing to deliver wall funding during 2017 and 2018, 12 Republican Senators voted against the president’s emergency wall funding, including Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).


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