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Archdiocese to celebrate National Migration Week

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In observance of National Migration Week, the Archdiocese of Chicago will host an opening Mass at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside over the multicultural Mass that celebrates Chicago's diverse Catholic community.

"On this Feast of the Epiphany, we open our hearts to welcome, befriend and shelter migrants in their search for safety and security," Cupich said in an announcement of the event. "Just as the Holy Family fled to Egypt to escape Herod's sword, today's refugees are vulnerable populations traveling an arduous and often dangerous path to preserve their families and create better lives."

The Mass will highlight the ethnic diversity of the Archdiocese of Chicago through multilingual readings and music in languages such as Spanish, Polish, Swahili and Tagalog. Immigrants representing more than 40 countries will participate.

For more information about National Migration Week activities, visit https://pvm.archchicago.org/human-dignity-solidarity/immigration-ministry/national-migration-week.

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