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The trip showcased some of the factors driving migration in recent years, including violence, poverty and a loss of hope in Honduras because of poor governance and corruption.
In a visit to the region July 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the catastrophe the worst natural disaster in the country in 60 years.
"This ruling is simply the most recent development in a long list of events warranting action by Congress."
The episcopal ordination of Bishop William Koenig-- the first in the diocese since 1897 -- attracted not only the faithful of the diocese, but also a large number of the U.S. church hierarchy.
As Cubans and as bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States, they have been mindful of "the constant suffering and frustration of our brothers and sisters on the Island."
The median age of all Americans is 47, but for white Catholics it's 54 -- topped only by white evangelical Protestants at 56. The median age of Hispanic Catholics rose from 39 in 2013 to 42 in 2020.
The pope was expected to stay in the hospital for a week after the surgery, barring complications.
"God became concrete in a man, Jesus of Nazareth, he became a companion on the way, he made himself one of us."