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USCCB president’s message for papal visit

February 17, 2016

On the fourth day of the Pope’s apostolic journey to Mexico, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a message to Catholics in the United States and Mexico.

“The world is so often divided by culture, economic situation, politics, and fences,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville. “The Pope’s message is that our faith, prayer, and love for Jesus are greater than what may divide us.”

Archbishop Kurtz added:

He is asking us to see our brothers and sisters – north and south – as fellow pilgrims journeying toward Christ. We will recall this profound unity and sense of solidarity in a special way when the Pope comes to the border to pray for those who have perished there.


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