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Pilgrimage to Mexican border begins in support of immigrants

Immigrant march
Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles departed from MacArthur Park on Monday, beginning a pilgrimage to the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego to bring attention to the plight of immigrants living near the border.

The trip, which will be made by truck, includes stops in San Clemente and Chula Vista before arriving at the border later Monday, where participants will pray the Stations of the Cross.

The pilgrimage will end at Friendship Park at the border, the last Station of the Cross.

A 6-foot wooden representation of Jesus will be carried by truck along the way, according to the group.


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Photo: Luis Garabay, left, superintendent of Episcopal Cathedral Center; the Rev. Liz Munoz, center, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church Los Angeles; and Guy Leemhuis, a parishioner of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Inglewood, read the Stations of the Cross as members of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles pray at the start of a pilgrimage at MacArthur Park. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times.

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