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The Sights and Sounds from the Mass on the Border

April 03, 2014 - Posted by Mario Moreno

In remembrance of the 6,000+ migrants who’ve died in search for a better life, a group of bishops and Cardinal Sean O’Malley held a somber Mass in the shadow of the border fence near Nogales, Arizona.

In an effort to continue calling attention to the tragedy of migrant deaths in the United States, the bishops retraced the steps immigrants take as they begin their journey through the desert and prayed for a solution to the problem via immigration reform.

Afterwards, the seven bishops joined with a fellow Guatemalan bishop, local priests, and Cardinal Sean O’Malley for a procession through the streets of Nogales.

With the border fence rising behind them, the bishops and Cardinal Sean O’Malley led their congregation on both sides of the border in song, prayer, and communion.

The bishops and Cardinal Sean O’Malley called on their congregations to continue praying and pushing for immigration reform as a moral necessity for our nation – join the movement today at #pray4reform.

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