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Mexico's Invisible Migrants and Popes Old and New

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 26 July 2013

Will Grant meets the migrants in Mexico trying to get to the US. The migrants do everything they can to stay invisible to the authorities and are often victims of extortion, rape, kidnap or assault by the police or the drug cartels. Grant meets Padre Alejandro Solalinde who fearlessly offers refuge to those migrants that fail to get across and brings criminal charges against the drug cartels at great personal risk.

And, Mark Duff goes to Italy to meet the 97-year-old Archbishop Loris Capovilla, the former private secretary to Pope John XXIII, who the Vatican has just announced is to be made a saint. The Archbishop remembers the times when he was asked to make small talk with the Queen of England and draws parallels between his old boss and the new Pope Francis.


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