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June 17, 2013


Sunday, June 30th will be designated as a day of prayer
for the development of just immigration policy.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has designated Sunday June 30th as Sunday for Justice for Immigrants in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This call comes in light of recent deliberations in the United States Senate regarding Senate Bill 744.

This proposed legislation would tighten border security while creating a clear path to citizenship within a reasonable timeframe and cost for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The bill would also remove some obstacles that currently obstruct family unification.

Archbishop Chaput will celebrate a Mass for the intention of Justice for Immigrants. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday June 30, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Faithful throughout the Archdiocese 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.

Editor's Note: No multi-box feed will be provided. Television cameras and still photographers will be permitted inside the Cathedral. For more information on the Catholic Church's position on immigration, please visit


Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications

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