Noel Diaz is over the moon. He’s the only Los Angeles resident traveling with Pope Francis as he flies to Mexico.
"If I have the chance to share my words with him, I will ask him to champion the cause of migrants, not to forget them and the policies that separate hundreds and thousands of families and the enormous pain they suffer," said Diaz, founder of the Catholic television network called El Sembrador, or the Sower. "It’s not just."
Diaz knows about these issues firsthand. As a child, alongside his mother, he was deported on two occasions while living in California.