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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Katia Silene
Pope Francis on Thursday was taking to the slum streets of Rio de Janeiro, walking among the poor and downtrodden in hopes of shedding light on one of his key messages: It's the duty of Catholic Church faithful to help those who are less fortunate.
"It's nice the pope is coming," said Katia Silene, 44, who lives in the community, which is tainted by police abuse, gang fighting and drug users, in the Los Angeles Times. "But what we really need is better schooling and hospitals. My son is almost 10 years old and can't even read. What kind of school is that?"
"Around here, you will see a doctor only if you have money. Without money, you're dead," she said.