The new archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico, visited the US-Mexican border on August 11, leaned on the border fence, and said, “We need to build bridges, and tear down walls.”
Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón also said that he hoped that US
presidential candidate Donald Trump “will always have people near him
who will help him make a profound reflection that would allow him to
re-orient his convictions ... for the benefit of the entire human
community beyond the interests of one single country,” the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Father Patrick Murphy, who operates a shelter on the border, said
that the archbishop has “worked in Michoacan, where a lot of deportees
are from, and where a lot of people are coming from to ask for political
asylum. He knows the reality.”
Pope Francis was unavailable for comment.