Vatican donates fund for migrants in Mexico

April 26, 2019 2:03 am0 commentsViews: 50

Pope Francis has extended his helping hand to migrants trying to take entry into United States through Mexico. An amount of $500,000 is donated to related project to support the communities on Saturday.

According to Vatican the funds are to be distributed between 27 Mexico-based projects associated with sixteen dioceses and congregations.

Organization of Peter’s Pence is handling the funds and a press statement from it reads, “In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometers on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the U.S. border remains closed to them.”

The organization collects funds to provide the pope with financial means to response for the suffering people due to war, natural disaster, disease and oppression.

The fund will be a help to about 75,000 migrants who arrived in Mexico in 2018 in six caravans.

According to Peter’s Pence the migrants are currently stranded in Mexico and waiting to enter United States. They have no home and livelihood.

The organization added, “The Catholic Church hosts thousands of them in hotels within the dioceses or religious congregations, providing basic necessities, from housing to clothing.”

It further said lately media coverage of the migrants has decreased and hence the private aids. This is the reason donation is needed.

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