The Church in the World

Interfaith service for migrants

10 April 2014 | by Michael Sean Winters | Comments: 0

United States

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez presided at an interfaith prayer service in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to pray for the passage of immigration reform.The service on Friday last week came five days after 10 bishops joined Cardinal Seán O’Malley at the US-Mexican border for a Mass to commemorate those who have died trying to cross the border. “These are human souls, not statistics,” the archbishop told the congregation. “We cannot be indifferent to their suffering. [They] need mercy and they need justice.”Archbishop Gómez was joined by leaders of the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders, which includes other Christian pastors as well as Jewish and Muslim leaders. Representatives of each denomination led prayers at d ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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