Tucson, Ariz., Oct 25, 2016 / 23:22 pm
Catholic unity transversed the border on Sunday when Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new apostolic nuncio to the U.S., celebrated Mass at Arizona's border with Mexico.
"His decision to join us is a reminder that this is an issue very important to our Holy Father," said Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, the Associated Press reports.
The Mass was celebrated Sunday afternoon near the Port of Entry in downtown Noagles, Ariz. About 250 people attended the Mass from the U.S. side, while it was unclear how many attended on the Mexico side. Previous Masses have included the distribution of Holy Communion through the border fence, but border patrol officers did not allow this on Sunday.
Bishop Kicanas said the Oct. 23 Mass aimed to bring attention to immigrants and refugees.