The Trump administration announced September 5 that it would be taking steps to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, which has benefited hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S.as minors. "Drugs, other addictions, suicides - youth suicides are very high - and this happens when they are torn from their roots". He sought to play down the injury saying, "I was leaning down to greet children and then I banged my head...." Despite a physically grueling five days visit to Colombia, Francis was in good spirits fielding questions in what he calls "the lion's den".
"One hopes that it is re-thought somewhat", the pope said in response to a journalist inquiring about Trump's announcement last week.
Francis said that he would like to study the American policy more thoroughly, but he said he was troubled by the possibility of young immigrants in any nation being compelled to move away from their families. If he is a good pro-life man, he understands that the family is the cradle of life, and unity must be defended.
"If someone is doubtful that this is true, they should ask scientists". "Young people who have been uprooted today are asking for help".
Francis was asked about recent hurricanes, including Irma and Harvey, and if political leaders who do not want to work with other countries to stem global warming should be held morally responsible for future effects on the planet. They speak very clearly.
Pope embraces Colombian victims, ex-fighters in peace bid
"It is of the greatest importance that we who call ourselves disciples not cling to a certain style or to particular practices that cause us to be more like some Pharisees than like Jesus", he said.
"If we don't turn back", he concluded on Sunday, "we will go down".
"Climate change - you can see the effects", Pope Francis said. Roughly 66 percent of the current undocumented population in the United States has lived here for more than a decade, allowing them to build lives and contribute $11 billion in state and local tax contributions. "And history will judge their decisions". Pope Francis asked reporters.
On the last day of Colombian visit, Pope Francis lost his balance when his motorcade came to an abrupt halt, bruising his left eye and cutting his left eyebrow which dripped blood onto his white cassock.
In their article, the authors cite an earlier report which asserted that if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, "the temperature goals set in Paris become nearly unattainable" and the UN Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon in 2015 would also "be at grave risk".