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Trump’s Mexican wall immoral

MEXICO CITY (SE): An editorial published in Desde la Fe, the online newspaper of the Mexico City archdiocese, argues that assisting the United States of America (US) to build a border wall or fence, as proposed by the president, Donald Trump, would be immoral.

Desde la Fe calls the wall “a serious affront to dignity.” It then adds that it would be an immoral act for any Mexican to assist with or be part of building the wall.

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A borderline Mass highlights injustice

TUSCON (SE): “The economic migrant is not a criminal. The economic migrant is someone looking for a decent way of life for themselves, for their families,” Bishop Gerald Frederick Kicanas, from Tucson in Arizona, the United States of America (US), said at a Mass celebrated on October 23 on the US side of the fence dividing its territory from Mexico.

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Go help them understand…

MEXICO CITY (SE): Papal tours tend to have a sameness about them, with the regular round of visits to government, bishops and leaders of other faiths, as well as Masses celebrated for huge adoring crowds, but each one also has at least one unique event to focus the attention and leave a memorable impression.

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Coming up trumps

The visit of Pope Francis to Ciudad Juárez to stand with people fleeing violence and poverty and gaze through the wire fence from the Mexican side of the border into the United States of America (US) has got right up the nose of the flamboyant American presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

Trump was quoted on February 11 as describing the pope as a highly political person who does not understand the dangerous implications of the compassion he shows for migrants and people of the move.