Catholic bishops from the United States got a first-hand look at the journey of immigrants across the border in Nogales, Arizona during a visit March 31. Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley led his brother bishops in the celebration of Mass for hundreds of Catholics on each side of the border, separated by a fence, April 1. (CNS photos by Nancy Wiechec)
A woman in Mexico peers through the slats of the border fence as a group of U.S. bishops celebrate Mass in Nogales, Ariz., April 1. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
U.S. Border Patrol vehicles carrying representatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops travel along the fence separating Mexico and the U.S. March 31 near Nogales, Ariz. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Nogales, Ariz., March 31 shows a group of U.S. bishops an improvised ladder immigrants use to make their way unlawfully over the U.S.-Mexico border fence. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
A hot morning sun beats down as a group of U.S. bishops walks the Arizona desert about 30 miles north of Nogales March 31. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
A group of U.S. bishops makes their way to the Aid Center for Deported Migrants in Nogales, Mexico, March 31. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., blesses people on the Mexican side as he distributes Communion through the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., April 1. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, takes a photo of the border fence near Nogales, Ariz., March 31. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
People pray during Mass celebrated by a group of U.S. bishops at the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., April 1. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., ducks under a barbed wire fence as a group of U.S. bishops tours an area of the Arizona desert north of Nogales March 31. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Cardinal Sean P. OâMalley of Boston and Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle are seen during Mass at the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., April 1. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Auxiliary Bishop Luis R. Zarama of Atlanta talks with men in the dining room of the Aid Center for Deported Migrants in Nogales, Mexico, March 31. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Auxiliary Bishop Luis R. Zarama of Atlanta serves juice to men at the Aid Center for Deported Migrants in Nogales, Mexico, March 31. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
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