March 9, 2017

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. to Preside at Prayer Service for Immigrants and Refugees

Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to a prayer service for justice for immigrants and refugees.  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside over the Evening Prayer and will also offer remarks. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017
4:00 p.m. 
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

This prayer service is intended to support and encourage all immigrants seeking to create a new life in our country.

All are encouraged to respond to the plight of immigrants in our parishes and communities in three ways: Catholics should understand the challenges immigrants face each day and know the Church’s position in support of just immigrant reform, write to Congress offering support of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Immigrants Campaign, and bring concerns for justice before the Lord in personal prayer. 

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Editor’s Note: The Archdiocese will provide live streaming video on its website ( and on Archbishop Chaput’s Facebook page ( beginning at 4:00 p.m.

A press audio/video mult-box clean feed will be provided in the Cathedral parking lot with multiple HD-SDI video (BNC) and mic/line (XLR) connections. Crews will need a live truck or recording device. Television cameras will not be permitted in the Cathedral. Reporters and still photographers will be permitted in the Cathedral.  For more information on the Catholic Church’s position on immigration, please visit

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Stephanie Brophy
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