Pope Francis announces large donation to caravan migrants stranded in Mexico

Pope Francis donates $500G to migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

Pope Francis donated $500,000 to Central American migrants in Mexico on Saturday

In a move that many have interpreted as a shot across the bow of US President Donald Trump, Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to help Central American migrants stranded in Mexico as they try to reach America.

Interested in Immigration? Add Immigration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Immigration news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The monies will be disseminated across 27 different projects in Mexico, all tasked with providing food, lodging, and basic necessities for the asylum-seekers.

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"In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having traveled more than (2,500 miles) on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala", read a press release from Peter's Pence, the organization that's distributing the funds.

"Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the US. However, the USA border remains closed to them", said a press release from Peter's Pence, the organization handling the funds.

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In 2018, six migrant caravans entered Mexico, for a total of 75,000 people; the arrival of other groups was announced. But they have been blocked at the border with the United States.

Peter's Pence is a large collection of funds at the Pope's disposal "to provide emergency assistance to those in need because of natural disaster, war, oppression, and disease", according to the group's website.

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