Central American migrant caravan heads to Mexico City

CORDOBA (CNS): The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico began arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world’s most-visited Marian shrine, opened its shelter for pilgrims to the weary Central American travellers.
 
On November 5, at least 1,000 people departed from Cordoba, around 300 kilometres southeast of Mexico City, hoping to make a final push to the nation’s capital. They were joined by another group departing from Puebla—closer to Mexico City—where they had received assistance and slept in parishes.
 
One caravan, which set out from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on October 12, mushroomed in size as it moved northward. Its participants have pushed through borders and past police...