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The Historic Chapel at the Heart of a Legal Fight Over the Border Wall

posted on February 11, 2019

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Dana Cronin, and Monika Evstatieva report on a Catholic diocese in Mission, Texas, which is in a legal battle with the U.S. government over plans to construct a 30-foot wall on the church’s property. They write that La Lomita is a historic landmark built in the mid-nineteenth century. “It’s part of a series of missions established by the Catholic Church to maintain a presence on the U.S. side of the new border.” Mary McCord, a lawyer representing the diocese, said that the wall is inconsistent with Catholic teachings: “Whether it’s food and shelter … and according to the teachings of the pope migration is an important piece of this.”

Read at NPR