Pope Francis: Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border ‘Would Be a Beautiful Gesture’

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Pope Francis wants to one day walk across the U.S.-Mexico as a gesture of support for immigrants.

“To enter the United States from the border with Mexico would be a beautiful gesture of brotherhood and support for immigrants,” Pope Francis reportedly told reporters this week.

As the Huffington Post noted, though, Pope Francis said he would not have time to visit Mexico this year after his trip to the United States in September.

During the border crisis last summer in which thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America were apprehended, Pope Francis said that the children should be “welcomed and protected.”

Blase Cupich, the Chicago Archibishop who is described as Pope Francis’s “American messenger,” also praised Obama’s executive amnesty last year.