Pope Francis Stance on Immigration

The Historic visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. comes as a sign of hope for many immigrants. According to the United States Ambassador in the Vatican the Pope will urge the U.S. to embrace its immigrants.
Ambassador Kenneth Hackett states that the Pope’s immigration message will counter the GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump in his calls to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S. as well as deport millions of illegal immigrants.
The ambassador further adds that the Pope will stress the importance of engaging with the world in a time of turmoil when many people lost everything in their Homelands and in desperate need for a generous helping hand. The Pope will further shed the light on the U.S. history as a nation of immigrants and how crucial it is to maintain that.
Pope Francis is set to meet with some immigrant teens after meeting President Obama, addressing the Congress and the United Nations. They’re migrant teenagers in a youth soccer program co-sponsored by New York’s Catholic Charities. He will also meet with other immigrants during his visit to a New York Catholic school.
The Pope is going to discuss other issues during his visit as income inequality, family issues and the environment. President Barak Obama has referred to Pope Francis as a transformative leader. The Pope was able to engage the Church in to current social issues, addressing events and issues from all over the world from refugees’ crisis to climate change.
After his visit to the US the Pope will visit Cuba. It is important to note that Pope Francis the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church and was elected in March 2013. He is the first Pope from the Americas. Pope Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936.The Pope’s original name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio and he took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy.
Hopes run high for this historic visit in a time of conflict, when many need to be reminded of the U.S. history of embracing immigrants and emerging as a world leader due to the diversity of its manpower.
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