Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 19, 2017 / 14:11 pm
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass recognizing immigrants, as the archdiocese launched a new website with information and resources on the subject of immigration.
Some 3,000 people attended the Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, celebrate on June 18, the Feast of Corpus Christi, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
"Let us dedicate ourselves – all of us – to the beautiful promise of America!" the archbishop said in his homily. "Out of many – we can be one! We will be one!"
The Mass marks the end of a novena throughout Los Angeles, as well as the end of a "three-day, 50-mile walking pilgrimage by a group of faithful from Orange County to the Cathedral for all those impacted by the broken immigration system," according to an archdiocesan press release.