- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Catholic dioceses along the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso are scheduled to hold a border Mass in honor of migrants who died while trying to cross.

The dioceses from El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juarez are slated Saturday to celebrate Mass at a Rio Grande levee and call for immigrant rights.

Pope Francis celebrated a border Mass in a Ciudad Juarez field in February and urged the world to put a human face on the “tragedy that is forced migration.”

Francis then walked up a platform next to the Rio Grande and blessed people gathered a few yards away on the U.S. side.


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