ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 5, 2023 / 16:15 pm
The Catholic Church in Mexico has released an interactive map showing the location of the shelters, soup kitchens, and information centers for migrants that it operates throughout the country.
The Church has 54 reception centers to welcome migrants, 12 soup kitchens where their basic needs can be met, and five information centers where migrants can be referred to legal advisers and where they can leave their contact information to receive assistance.
Father Héctor Julio López Vivas, executive secretary of the Mexican bishops’ migrant ministry, explained that the map was developed in order for migrants to have a more efficient way to find the places where they can receive help “in a humane way.”
“When people arrive at a Catholic Church facility, they feel safe, they feel protected, and they know that all services are absolutely free,” the priest said in an interview with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner.