Enrique's Journey

Chapter 5 Why does Padre Leo do what he does, even when it angers and alienates many of his parishioners?

Chapter 5 Why does Padre Leo do what he does, even when it angers and alienates many of his parishioners?

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On May 19th, Enrique visits Padre Leo, a local priest and advocate for migrant care. Padre Leo is a disheveled but lovable man who rides a blue bicycle. Migrants call him their "champion" because he literally gives them the shirt off his back and the shoes from his feet (175). He also allows the migrants to use the church phone (Parishinors do not like them using the church) , which Enrique does to call his old boss, who eventually connects him with his relatives, who in turn give him Lourdes's phone number. He next calls Lourdes collect, and they begin preparations to hire a coyote for $1,200.

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