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Bishop Binzer, area religious leaders to pray for immigration reform

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Bishop Joseph R. Binzer and other area religious leaders will join together Tuesday to pray for immigration reform. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Press Release

Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, along with other faith leaders and representatives from the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati and the American Jewish Committee, will gather at noon Tuesday, November 26, in the undercroft of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral for an Interfaith Prayer Service for Immigration Reform.

The service is open to the public and all are welcome.

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, participants will give thanks for the faith and cultural heritage that we each bring to enrich our nation.  They will also offer prayers of hope that the U.S. House of Representatives will advance comprehensive immigration reform, so that more may have a place at the table through a pathway to citizenship.

Participants are invited to bring items symbolizing their faith and cultural heritages for which they are grateful. They will place these items in Thanksgiving baskets, which faith leaders will bless and later deliver to local congressional members in the Tri-State Region.

That morning, before the prayer service, some community members will be displaying respectful signs on the Main Street overpass over Ft. Washington Way promoting comprehensive immigration reform

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.  The 19-county territory includes 213 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

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