Editors Note: The quotes in this article have been translated from Spanish.
HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Pope Francis sent a video to Sister Norma Pimentel thanking her and the team for their work with migrants.
In the video, Pope Francis praises the work Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley has done taking in and helping migrants in need.
He begins the video by letting Pimentel know that he received her letter sent on March 3.
“Thank you for welcoming, for receiving those migrants that come looking a better life. Coming to progress, others come running away from true social hells,” Francis says in the video.
He lsited four things that must be done when migrants arrive: They must be welcomed, protected, accompanied and integrated.
“Thank you for all you do for those migrants that come asking for help to live with greater dignity.”
Francis ends the video by stating he is with Pimentel from the Vatican.
“I am praying for you … may God bless and I ask that you too pray for me.”