In the hourlong interview, Pope Francis repeated what he often has said about the scandal of weapons’ sales and the futility of war, the obligation to protect the environment and the need for a better-coordinated European process for welcoming migrants and refugees.
Immigration supporters say that while they welcomed President Joe Biden’s 2020 election, when it comes to immigration policy, his administration, a year into its first term, has left much to be desired.
The duty to advocate — in a sense, to protect and accompany migrants, finds its foundation in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ” in Matthew 25: 35-40 — about inviting in the stranger, or welcoming the “migrant,” as Cardinal Ramazzini paraphrased it.
In a statement released Jan. 18, the Vatican said that in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Rai, the pope sent “an initial contribution of 100,000 euros ($113,868) for the relief of the population, through the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.”
Even as the administration seeks in its own way to make improvements to the Migrant Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico” policy, government officials have asked the Supreme Court to step in and end it.