One bishop reportedly shielded a priest accused of sexually molesting an 11-year-old boy, and the other spent $600,000 on renovations to his home and offices.
In a lecture, Bishop Daniel Flores wove together theology, personal stories of people in immigration continuum and philosophical perspectives of several novelists.
A private email from Pope Francis to a personal friend was never meant to offend Mexican sensibilities, the Vatican said in a statement after the message -- which suggested Mexico was synonymous with drugs and violence -- was made public.
For 20 years, Las Patronas have tossed meals to migrants riding atop trains passing through their hamlet of cane and coffee farmers in Veracruz state.
Cardinal-designate Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia planned to retire. Pope Francis had other ideas.
"These bills would not fix our immigration system. Rather, they would make it less just and would undermine our moral authority domestically and globally."
A network of church-run migrant shelters across northern Mexico has won the top award from the national anti-discrimination council for its efforts to protect people traveling through the country without the proper papers.
The National Council to Prevent Discrimination, an autonomous agency funded by the federal government, recognized the Network of Migrant Houses and Human Rights Centers of the Northern Zone, which was founded 15 years ago, "for its outstanding contributions in the field of defending the rights of migrant persons."
Saying their letters had touched his heart, Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona in their work aiding migrants.
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A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered on Christmas in southern Mexico.