Posted on January 27, 2015

Pope Mulls Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border to Show Solidarity with Immigrants

Fox News Latino, January 26, 2015

The U.S.-Mexico border may someday see a high-profile crosser–Pope Francis.

The intrepid pontiff raised the possibility that among his future trips could be entering the U.S. border from Mexico.

The pope, who made the comment while flying back recently from the Philippines, said he would do it to show solidarity with immigrants, according to the Latin Post.

“To enter the U.S. from the Mexico border would be a beautiful sign of brotherhood and help for immigrants,” the pope said, according to the Post and other outlets.


The Post noted that “the pope’s comment resonated with Latino immigrants regardless, especially when the comment comes from the world’s first Latin American pontiff.”


Last year, several news outlets reported that the pope considered visiting the U.S.-Mexico border after the influx of thousands of unaccompanied children coming all the way from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and also Mexico.

The pontiff has expressed concern for the critical situation of some 47,000 children who were put in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol in dozens of facilities around the United States.