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A Mass on the Border for the Thousands Who’ve Died Crossing

March 31, 2014 - Posted by Mario Moreno

Seven United States bishops traveled to the border this morning as they prepared for their Mass on the Border tomorrow.

The bishops started their day with an intimate Mass at San Xavier Mission, where they prayed and remembered the thousands of migrants who have perished traversing the border in search for a better life.

After the Mass, they continued their journey to the Nogales border, walking along the routes that migrants cross and reflecting on the immigrant experience and the need to provide solutions.

At the end of the day, the bishops joined in a dinner with local Catholic school children who shared their stories and why they want to see a safer border and immigration reform.

The bishops and Cardinal Sean O’Malley will hold a Mass on the Border. Join in the prayer and watch the Mass starting tomorrow at noon.

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