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US nun recognised as one of the most influential people of 2020

by Kelly Valencia

An American Catholic nun has been included in this year´s Time 100 Most Influential People. Time 100 is an annual list of the most influential people in the world.

Norma Pimentel has been included for her work on the US-Mexico border in south Texas.

She is the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Negro Grande Valley, a group of organisations that provides shelter and food to those crossing the border.

According to Time magazine, Pimentel´s charity has housed and assisted well over 100,000 people. The main focus of the charity is providing housing for those that have been released from immigration custody.

Pimentel took to Facebook to celebrate her nomination, saying that it was an “honour” to be selected and adding that she believes “the recognition comes from the work we do here on the border, that of restoring human dignity to those in need.”

She also expressed her hope that the Time nomination would bring more “understanding” to the immigration issue and allow people to “see more clearly what we can each do to respect all human life, especially the most vulnerable.”

This year's Time 100 Most Influential People includes names such as Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Lewis Hamilton.


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