The Hispanic Catholic bishops of the United States reached out to the nation’s immigrants this week in a letter expressing their solidarity and offering their love, encouragement and spiritual leadership. This pastoral document was signed by 33 bishops, including Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares, who serves on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Immigration.
“We as the Hispanic Catholic bishops want to raise our voices on behalf of the immigrant, and in defense of the family and the dignity of every human person,” Bishop Nevares said. “We want our immigrant brothers and sisters to know of our support as they continue striving for a just solution to the national need for a comprehensive immigration policy in the United States.”
It was released on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and was published simultaneously by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the sees of the two highest-ranking Hispanic archbishops.
Letter of the Hispanic Bishops to Immigrants
Carta de los Obispos Hispanos a los Inmigrantes
For more information, please contact José Robles with the Office of Hispanic Ministries at (602) 354-2041.