Powerful Moments From The #BorderMass

In remembrance of the 6,000+ migrants who have died in search of 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.

Via Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons/ National Immigration Forum

Seven bishops and Cardinal Sean O’Malley travelled to the U.S. - Mexico border to trace the path that thousands of migrants follow every year as they come to the United States.

They walked the same routes where thousands of migrants have perished in an effort to provide for their families and build a better life.

They spoke with local priests and community leaders about the need to find a solution to our broken immigration system.

They were struck by the danger migrants face as they travel across the border.

On Tuesday morning, the bishops and Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated a somber Mass in the imposing shadow of the border fence.

On both sides of the border, Catholics gathered to pray for the thousands of women and men who have died crossing the border in search for a better life.

Via Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons/National Immigration Forum

On the other side of the border fence, young and old gathered to celebrate Mass and pray.

Worshipers on both sides of the border received communion and prayed for a solution to a broken immigration system that has failed thousands of migrants crossing the border.

Via George Martell/ The Pilot Media Group

10. Pray and act for a solution to our broken immigration system. Follow the conversation at #BorderMass and #Pray4Reform

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