VATICAN CITY | Amid wall debate, pope visits Panama with migration in mind

22Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

VATICAN CITY —January 22, 2019— Pope Francis is looking to leave the sex abuse scandal buffeting his papacy behind as he heads to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.

History’s first Latin American pope, the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, has made the plight of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.

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