El Paso bishop takes the lead role in Catholic migrant ministry


EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mark Seitz of El Paso is the first bishop from a state along the Mexico border to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ migration committee in at least 20 years. With a migrant shelter literally in his backyard and his diocese smack in the middle of the current humanitarian border crisis, Seitz hopes his on-the-ground experience will bring “new energy” to this long-standing church ministry.

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