Morelia, Mexico, Jan 31, 2017 / 00:08 am
The head of an archdiocese in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has said the country needs to seek forgiveness for failing to provide for its people who seek a better life in the United States.
"We have to ask the migrants for forgiveness because they couldn't find job opportunities or adequate conditions in Mexico for their families to get ahead," Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos of Morelia told the weekly Desde la Fe.
Mexico has been unable to "create an environment where justice reigns, where there are well-paid jobs and opportunities for the future," he commented.
"So we ask forgiveness from those we have driven from our places by not eradicating poverty, and who are now facing the threat of exclusion and discrimination."