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

ADVISORY
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