The Vatican made the stunning announcement that Pope Francis himself has donated $500,000 to organizations that have been supporting illegal immigrants in Mexico. The news comes in the wake of a border crisis in Yuma, Arizona that prompted local authorities to declare a state of emergency.
Peter’s Pence, the entity in charge of distributing the funds stated in a press release that this money is supposedly, “to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease,” but it seems that those who are legal residents of the area where they reside are not lucky enough to have access to this half-million dollars.
With the issue of illegal immigration becoming more difficult to handle by the day, this act by Pope Francis seems to show he does not stand on the side of those who favor increased border security and protection along their country’s border. The support for illegal immigration into the United States has reached a new height with even the Catholic Pope throwing in his wallet.
How does this act by Pope Francis affect your view of the Vatican and the Catholic Church which he respresents? Should figures like the pope be getting involved in illegal immigration?