In a press conference on the flight back to Rome Sept. 10 after a visit to Colombia, Pope Francis said he hoped President Trump would reconsider his decision to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
People in Villavicencio, Colombia, where Pope Francis will visit Sept. 8, have prepared for the pontiff by undertaking a pilgrimage with the Cristo de Bojayá, a bombed-out crucifix representing the pain of the country's 50-year war.
Pope Francis encouraged Colombians Sept. 7 to move beyond what he termed the "corrupting darkness" of the country's 50 years of guerilla conflict, saying they live in a land of "unimaginable fertility" that can provide for the needs of everyone.
Latin America has some of the highest income disparities in the world. Tourists flock to the Caribbean city’s beach resorts, which contrast with the poverty in which most of the city’s Afro-Colombian population lives.