Tapachula, Mexico, Jan 22, 2020 / 00:40 am
The bishop of the southern Mexican border town of Tapachula is calling for members of an incoming migrant caravan to be "treated as brothers" and welcomed by the faithful.
"We don't know if the brothers that are coming in the caravan will be able to cross the border, reach Tapachula or even continue beyond our state of Chiapas, crossing our diocesan territory" said Bishop Jaime Calderón.
However, he said, it is the job of the faithful "to ensure that whether they're passing through, or in a temporary or permanent stay in our diocesan territory, that the migrant brothers don't incur more suffering than that which inherently accompanies a long, arduous, rugged, unsafe and violent journey."
A migrant caravan left San Pedro Sulas in Honduras last week. According to media reports, the caravan consists of about 1,000 people hoping to make it to the United States.