opinion

By: Bishop Richard Pates, Des Moines, Iowa
Originally Appeared in : 9916-8/1/19

The heart of anyone with human sympathy sank with the deplorable sight of 23-month-old Angie Valeria and her father, Oscar Martinez Ramirez, as their bodies lay lifeless on the banks of the Rio Grande. Seeking a better life from the cruel existence of El Salvador, they fell victim yes to the waters of a rushing river but even more so to human indifference.

 

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