Health professionals in the United States are sounding the alarm on how forcible family separation may have left lasting damage to children's health already.
In emotive meditations, the pope spoke of "all the crosses" borne by the suffering in the world, including migrants and abused children. But he didn't directly touch on the Catholic Church's own sex abuse scandals.
In a court document, the government said it may need 24 months to review 47,000 cases of children separated from their parents at the border. At least 2,700 children are still waiting to be reunited.
It has become increasingly difficult for refugees to make their way from Greece to Central Europe. But in the face of police violence and the risk of arrest, thousands still embark on the dangerous journey.
Some 200,000 children in Germany are affected by divorce every year. With more parents continuing to raise their children together after splitting up, they need more financial support, says Germany's justice minister.
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