April 11, 2018

Central American migrants march from a temporary church shelter to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City April 9. (CNS / Reuters / Edgard Garrido)

"Every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence within the confines of his own State. When there are just reasons in favor of it, he must be permitted to emigrate to other countries and take up residence there. The fact that he is a citizen of a particular State does not deprive him of membership in the human family, nor of citizenship in that universal society, the common, world-wide fellowship of men."

- Pope John XXII, from the April 11, 2963, encyclical Pacem in Terris, "On Establishing Universal Peace in Truth, Justice, Charity and Liberty"