Pope Francis is helping out the migrant communities at the border in a major way. He recently donated $500,000 to Mexico-based projects to help these communities as the attention on them has started to fade away.
According to ABC News, the money will be distributed between 27 projects associated with 16 Mexican dioceses and congregations. The money will be used for basic necessities for those who have fled their home countries through Mexico.
Peter’s Pence, the organization responsible for handling the funds, said in a released statement, “In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having traveled 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 statement continued, “All these people were stranded, unable to enter the United States, without a home or livelihood. The Catholic Church hosts thousands of them in hotels within the dioceses or religious congregations, providing basic necessities, from housing to clothing.”
The release continued to state that the money from Pope Francis’ donation is specifically meant to help the 75,000 migrants that arrived in Mexico back in 2018.