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Catholic Churches Calling For Justice For Immigrants

Posted June 10, 2007 7:28 p.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2007 6:26 a.m. EDT

— Catholic churches around the country and in the Triangle are calling for justice for immigrants.

Members of St. Francis of Assisi answered the call Sunday from the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops to get involved in the immigration issue. They signed post cards that will be sent to members of Congress.

The goal is to encourage lawmakers to continue discussions on an immigration reform bill that appeared to be losing support in Congress this week.

“This weekend here at St. Francis, we’re focusing upon educating folks about immigration that we might form our conscience in the teachings of the church in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Father Mark Reamer.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants are currently living in the United States.