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Human migrations have enriched societies across the world even though they are often associated with challenges and suffering, as well as exodus and exile, the pope said in a publication Thursday. EFE

The pope expressed his wish that this compilation of his essays and thoughts could illuminate countries on their route towards hope, providing inspirational clues to assist prayer, preaching, and pastoral action. 

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An American saint of Latino descent: Father Félix Varela

 03/22/2016 - 14:15
Padre Felix Varela started his American journey right here in Philadelphia, in 1824, when he came to our city that year in search for a printer to publish a little journal with a huge vision he called “El Habanero.” Above, a painting of Varela, in an artistic rendition by local artist Orlando Quevedo, displayed in AL DIA News Media office in downtown Philadelphia. To the right, the cover of the first issue of "El Habanero," printed in Old City in 1824.

Although his sainthood is yet to be declared by the Catholic Church, miracles abound in the life of Father Felix Varela, the champion of thousands of Irish immigrants who in the 19th century suffered, fought and, eventually, prevailed in carving out their own space in the American society, just as Latinos are doing today.

Plain Text Author: 
Ana Gamboa

El Mundial de Filadelfia: El plan de Kenney para unir a una ciudad

 03/16/2016 - 16:22

El gobierno de Filadelfia está planeando llevar a cabo un torneo de fútbol este año donde las diferentes culturas de la ciudad estarán representadas en la cancha. La misión es unir a las comunidades de inmigrantes a través del juego bonito.

Plain Text Author: 
Martin Martinez

Sen. Leach condemns 'abusive' conditions at immigrant detention center

 03/07/2016 - 11:41
State Senator Daylin Leach.

“While the Berks facility is not a state prison under my purview, it is a facility in our Commonwealth that is currently holding human beings, including children, against their will in conditions that seem negligent, abusive, and tragic," Leach said.

Plain Text Author: 
Ana Gamboa

Sin licencia para operar: Exigen cierre inmediato de centro de detención en Berks

 02/22/2016 - 13:00
Sin licencia para operar: Exigen cierre inmediato de centro de detención en Berks

La lucha por clausurar el centro de detención para familias inmigrantes del condado Berks, en Pensilvania, se trasladó este lunes hasta las instalaciones de dicho centro con la manifestación de un grupo de activistas que exigen su cierre inmediato.