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Press Release

Bishop Pepe Celebrates 100th World Day Of Migrants And Refugees With Special Mass At Cathedral

Published on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 (10:04 a.m.)

Las Vegas, NV—In honor of the 100th annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, The Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas, invites the community to attend a special Mass at the Guardian Angel Cathedral on January 19 at 2:30pm. The mass will highlight the worldwide celebration asking for prayers for the elimination of prejudices and the theme chosen by Pope Francis, “Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World.”

“This is an important issue for us here in the local Las Vegas community due to the large numbers in our population who are seeking the fundamental human freedoms, either voluntarily through immigration or involuntarily as a result of human trafficking or enslavement. As Christians we are called forth to ‘make disciples of all nations’ and so this mass will honor that call in the spirit of international cooperation, solidarity and compassion,” said the Very Reverend Bob Stoeckig, Vicar General of the Diocese of Las Vegas.

The Guardian Angel Cathedral is located at 302 Cathedral Way off of Las Vegas Boulevard. This mass will be open to the public and people of all faiths are welcome to attend.

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For more information contact:
Rachel Wilkinson
The Rogich Communications Group
[email protected]

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