Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Feb 17, 2016 / 16:57 pm
At the Mexico-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of people present to beg God for the "gift of tears" over the suffering of others, especially forced migration.
"Let us together ask our God for the gift of conversion, the gift of tears, let us ask him to give us open hearts," he said during the Feb. 17 Mass at Benito Juárez stadium.
"No more death! No more exploitation!"
Pope Francis drew on the day's reading from Jonah in which God calls upon the prophet to go and convert the Ninevites, whose city was "self-destructing as a result of oppression and dishonor, violence and injustice."