Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón says thousands of Central Americans who have reached Tijuana hoping to cross the border into the United States “took us by surprise”

Central American migrants in Mexico. (Credit: Peter Haden via Flickr)

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful in his homily on November 25 to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city.

Thousands of Central American migrants have reached Tijuana in their attempt to cross the border to the United States. The first migrant caravan, which left Honduras Oct. 13, numbers more than 5,600 people.

Archbishop Moreno said the large number of migrants “took us by surprise” since “we don’t have the conditions to receive them as we have done on other occasions.”

The Archbishop of Tijuana asked Mexican federal authorities to allocate resources to the area “so that we can attend to this extraordinary human emergency,” as well as “international aid, particularly from those humanitarian agencies who always are on scene in these particularly difficult moments.”

The prelate asked the United States to “take the initiative to invest” in Central American countries “so that in the future these disorganized human exoduses that cause so much suffering will not continue.”

Full story at Catholic News Agency.

Comments

  1. These victims of corruption and gang violence need our help and prayers. For I was a stranger and you welcomed me….

  2. Norma Quispe says:

    We want to donate clothing, shoes, blankets and toys for the migrants from Central American in Tijuana.
    Do you know of a collection center close to Pasadena California?

    Nosotros queremos donar ropa, zapatos, frasadas y juguetes para los refugiados de Central America in Tijuana. Uds saben de algun centro de coleccion cerca a Pasadena en California?

  3. Della Rovere says:

    The Archbishop should look to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for funds. They have a strong passion for “social justice”:

    https://cal-catholic.com/pair-of-nuns-found-to-have-stolen-money-from-redondo-beach-catholic-school/

    Of course, the sisters need to get their cut.

  4. Clairassi says:

    The Tijuana Archboshop’s appeal is for more investment by the U.S. A.

    There are many American politicians who sympathize with the Archbishop. Let him, therefore, approach those politicians directly and ask for the funds that these same sympathetic politicians use to murder the innocent:

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/taxpayer-dollars-help-california-planned-parenthood-surpass-record-high-inc

    • Sounds good to me, Clairassi. Take from Planned Parenthood and the money used on fake sex change operations and give to those poor for really necessary medical procedures and food.

    • Anonymous says:

      Correction: money for all the fake sex change operations.

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