ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 12, 2022 / 13:00 pm
Tapachula, a town in Mexico’s Chiapas state, sees the greatest influx of migrants from other countries heading north and is the Catholic Church’s first point of assistance for migrants in the country.
In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language sister news agency, Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez of San Cristóbal de Las Casas said that the Catholic Church helps migrants arriving in the country through dioceses and parishes in collaboration with institutions such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Located within 10 miles of the Guatemalan border, Tapachula is about 270 miles south of San Cristóbal de Las Casas.
The Church’s shelters for migrants, the prelate said, offer migrants “accommodations, food, psychological and legal advice.”