According to the reports, Pope Francis has decided to donate funds to help migrants in Mexico. He is sending $500,000 to various Mexico-based projects. Later on, the money will be distributed between 27 projects.
Such projects will be associated with 16 Mexican congregations and dioceses. It will provide lodging, food and basic necessities to the people who are fleeing from their home countries through Mexico. The donation will come from Peter’s Pence collection from the churches across the globe.
Why did he decide to donate money the money?
Recently, the US government had announced Mexico to stop migrants from Central America to the US border. Besides, Trump also decided to cut all the ties with Guatemala, El Salvador as well as Honduras. Moreover, he also accused Central America of not doing a thing for them.
Despite Trump’s policies, Pope decided to donate money to Mexico. He has donated half a million dollars to help 75,000 people stranded in Mexico.
However, some people are also stating that he donated the funds as disapproval to the US President policies. Besides, Trump is also being “trolled” by the Pope.
Official statement of Pope Francis
On March 2019, Pope Francis criticized Trump by stating that those people who built walls will end up becoming the prisoners of the walls.
However, nobody is happy with his decision. Many individuals are taking their frustration out on Twitter. Some are stating that this was not the right way to use his funds. Instead, he would have used the money to assist homeless people or vets.
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