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March 26, 2014 - Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the USCCB Committee on Migration to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border on a ‘Mission for Migrants’

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DATE:    March 26, 2014
TO:         News Media
FROM:  USCCB Media Relations
RE:         Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the USCCB Committee on Migration to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border on a ‘Mission for Migrants’

Cardinal Seán O’Malley and bishops who serve on the U.S.-Mexico border will join members of the USCCB Committee on Migration to remember the deaths of migrants in the U.S. desert and to pray for immigration reform. Their actions follow the example given by Pope Francis at the Italian island of Lampedusa, where he remembered migrants from Africa who have died trying to reach the island and Europe. The U.S. bishops will call attention to the humanitarian consequences of the broken U.S. immigration system and to call upon Congress to pass immigration reform.

When:                                Tuesday, April 1
Desert Walk:                     7 a.m. (MST)
Meeting location:              6:45 a.m. ,Holiday Inn Express, 850 W. Shell Road, Nogales, AZ 85621.
Mass and procession:       9 a.m. (MST)
Press Conference:            10:30 a.m. (MST) or immediately after
Where:                               Border Wall
                                           Downtown Nogales
                                           International and Nelson Streets
                                           Nogales, AZ 85621
Who:       
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, consultant to the USCCB Committee on Migration
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration
Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona
Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, member of the USCCB Committee on Migration
Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico
Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas
Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, bishop emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico, consultant to the USCCB Committee on Migration
Bishop Luis Zarama, auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, member of the USCCB Committee on Migration
Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego
News reporters interested in covering the event can contact Norma Montenegro Flynn, USCCB Media Relations, at nmontenegro@usccb.org
More information can be found at: www.usccb.org/about/migration-policy/mass-on-the-border.cfm