Pope Francis is sending $500,000 dollars to help migrants in Mexico who are trying to reach the United States.
"Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter's Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants," reports Vatican News.
The article notes that the migrants are primarily from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala but that they don't plan to stay in Mexico, and are "instead hoping for a better future in the United States…however, the US border remains closed to them".
The money will go to aid the more than 75,000 people who arrived in Mexico in 2018 as part of six migrant caravans.
As part of his crusade against populism, Pope Francis has repeatedly urged European countries to take in migrants from predominantly Muslim countries.