"Los inmigrantes, sí, quieren documentos, pero más que nada quieren saber que ellos le importan a alguien", dijo el arzobispo de San Antonio
The pope also told the inmates he was visiting as a pastor, "but mostly as a brother."
"I am deeply sorry. God cries," Pope Francis said.
People throughout the audience expressed hope that the pope will inspire more people, especially policymakers, to react with compassion to the needs of immigrants.
Christian families in the Holy Land bear their daily suffering with hope, knowing that the cross is the cost of following Christ.
Pope Francis' Sept. 25 visit to ground zero was unlike any of his other stops in New York or Washington.
True peace in a big city comes from seeing the vast variety of people not as a bother, but as a brother or sister, Pope Francis said.
Dealing with war, development, the economy or environmental concerns, bureaucrats and diplomats always must remember that the lives of real children, women and men are at stake, Pope Francis told the United Nations.
Pope Francis encouraged an audience of Catholic school students and immigrants to live with joy and dare to dream.
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