Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mexico with a mass in the border city of Juárez, where he spoke out against the “humanitarian crisis” caused by U.S. immigration policies. He spoke near a cross erected in memory of the thousands of people who have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pope Francis: “A step, a path filled with terrible injustice, enslavement, kidnappings, extortion. Many of our brothers are the fruits of the business of human trafficking. We cannot deny a humanitarian crisis, which in recent years has seen the migration of millions of people.”
Pope Francis also criticized the role of capitalism in U.S. border policies, saying: “The flow of capital cannot decide the flow and life of people.”