The Catholic Church in the U.S. has certainly found a unique way to honor its immigrants. Cardinal Timothy Dolan from the Archbishop of New York has hired immigrant day laborers to construct the chair on which Pope Francis will be sitting during his visit in New York, next month.
The three workers are all Hispanics and members of different organizations which speak about immigrants’ rights and their difficulties in finding jobs. Since working on this project, they have become small celebrities in their communities, because there is a lot of media attention to the subject, especially now, during the presidential campaign.
Pope Francis will most likely appreciate this chair, since he is himself a strong supporter of immigrants. He addressed the issue on many occasions while pontiff. In September, he is expected to officiate Mass in Madison Square Garden in NY, during a historic visit to the U.S. Cardinal Dolan is also a vocal advocate for immigrant rights.
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