NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) â€” A delegation of Roman Catholic leaders celebrated Mass along the U.S.-Mexico border to raise awareness about immigration and to pray for policy changes.
Several hundred people attended the ceremony Tuesday and a few dozen people peered through the border fence from Mexico to watch the Mass. Catholic clergymen offered Holy Communion through the fence to people in Mexico.
The Catholic leaders earlier did a tour of Nogales to see spots where immigrants come in to the country. The church leaders on Monday walked along a notorious section of border, an area that once was one of the most popular crossing points for drug and immigrant smugglers.