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Migrant voices: On journey to north, 'you can't smile because there is no reason to'

Migrant voices: On journey to north, 'you can't smile because there is no reason to'

The Vatican has said that Pope Francis’ journey through Mexico, which takes him from the southern state of Chiapas to the northern border with Texas, symbolically traces the route of migrants trying to reach the United States.

Five Central American migrants attempting that journey reflect on their faith and the pope's visit and explain why they left their homelands. They asked that their last names be withheld because they crossed into Mexico illegally and fear gangs will retaliate against their families back home.

Daniel, 45, Honduras

Translation: "I feel happiness, and I feel as if I'm closer to the help that God gives to migrants, because I believe...

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