Pope Francis Gets Political Again, Donates $500,000 To Migrants Trying To Get Into The USA!
The "Political Pontiff" is at it again
The “Political Pontiff” is at it again….
Every time I cover Pope Francis, I’m hit by one thing: I never seem to be covering some great sermon he gave about Jesus, or anything about God, or the Trinity, or the Bible, or anything like that.
No, it’s always something political.
Whether it’s gun control, climate change, or migrants, the Pope always has A LOT to say.
And he’s at it again, now donating $500,000 (not a small chunk of change) to the “Migrants” from the Caravans trying to get across the U.S. border.
Take a look:
— Vatican News (@VaticanNews) April 27, 2019
From the BBC:
Pope Francis has donated $500,000 (£387,000) to help migrants stranded in Mexico as they try to reach the US border, the Vatican said.
The money comes from the Catholic Church’s Peter’s Pence fund, from church collections around the world.
A statement said vital aid for the migrants was falling as global media coverage of the crisis decreased.
The Pope has previously criticised US President Donald Trump’s aim of building a wall to keep migrants out.
The US has put pressure on Mexico’s government to stem the so-called caravans of people from Central America heading north.
“In 2018, six migrant caravans entered Mexico, for a total of 75,000 people. The arrival of other groups was announced,” the Peter’s Pence office said.
“All these people were stranded, unable to enter the United States, without a home or livelihood. The Catholic Church hosts thousands of them in the hotels within dioceses or religious congregations, providing basic necessities, from housing to clothing.”
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Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionPope Francis has encouraged governments to help those fleeing poverty and violence
Many of the migrants say they are fleeing persecution, violence and poverty in their home countries.
Last week officials detained nearly 400 migrants travelling through Mexico’s southern Chiapas state trying to reach the US.
“Media coverage of this emergency has been decreasing and as a result, aid to migrants by the government and private individuals has also decreased,” the fund added.
And from CNN:
Pope Francis donated $500,000 to aid migrants in Mexico, the Vatican announced Saturday.
The money will be used for housing, food and necessities for the Central American migrants. The funds will be split among 27 projects in 16 Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, according to the release.
“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,” Peter’s Pence, the Pope’s charity, said in a statement.
The near 75,000 migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala that arrived in Mexico in caravans have been “stranded, unable to enter the United States, without a home or livelihood,” the Vatican said.
Critics of the Pope point out this glaring hypocrisy:
The image below is Vatican City. It's own separate country inside Rome, Italy.
As u can see, it is surrounded by walls… But the Pope wants to condemn Trump for building a wall…
"Vicar of Christ"… Uh huh. And what did Christ say about hypocrisy?? pic.twitter.com/a9BCiNIKMN
— Jason Gaynor (@macfhionnbhairr) April 1, 2019
And don’t forget this beauty, from a few years ago: