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Spanish-language Bibles given to unaccompanied migrant children

July 31, 2014

At the request of the Department of Communications of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the American Bible Society and the publisher Verbo Divino have donated over 1,200 Bibles to unaccompanied migrant children detained near Nogales, Arizona.

“They are all from Central America-- Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador-- their physical needs are being attended to, but the authorities wonder if Spanish [language] bibles could be given to the children while in the holding center to comfort them,” said Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson. “Many have been through some troubling and traumatic situations.”


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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Jul. 31, 2014 10:03 PM ET USA

    Where can we write to get bibles for our RCIA and CCD students? Surely the bishops can help underwrite the cost of catechizing the children and adults already here legally if they can spring for the flood of illegal aliens overwhelming our borders.