Mexico City, Mexico, May 1, 2017 / 23:35 pm
In the context of their 103rd Full Assembly, the Mexican Bishops Conference released a statement on the suffering on migrants, calling for efforts to fight corruption and promote a dignified life.
In a communiqué released April 27, the Mexican bishops said that "we hear in the suffering of the migrant the voice of God which, like a cry, is calling out to our hearts and invites us to action."
It is the cry, they said, "of those driven by poverty or violence to leave behind their homes, to work honestly and contribute to the development of the country they have come to, but on their way and even in their destination, they are obliged to live in the shadows, suffering isolation, mistreatment, racism and exploitation."
"The cry of those who are detained… the dramatic cry of the children and their parents who see their family ripped apart by deportations."