As Europe continues to struggle with migrant and refugee arrivals, Catholics in the French capital are heeding Pope Francis' call to come to their aid by providing practical and spiritual help to the newcomers.
One night in a small town in Mexico, armed men arrived at Maria's house. Pregnant and with her young daughter asleep in the next room, she wasn't sure if she should rush to get her 2-year-old or run for her life.
Catholic humanitarian organizations rushed to collect material help, bishops loudly denounced the separation policy, and groups such as Catholic Extension established a fund to shelter, feed and defend some of the separated immigrant families.
An estimated 463 parents have already been deported, further complicating the family reunification effort.