PRESS CONFERENCE ADVISORY: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Delegation Visiting Diocese of Brownsville; Press Conference Immediately Following

July 2, 2018
By SS. Peter and Paul

WASHINGTON—On
Monday, July 2, a delegation of bishops led by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo,
President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, plan to meet with U.S.
government officials and members of the Catholic community as part of a full
day of visits with a focus on family unity. Immediately following the
engagements, the bishops will hold a press conference to offer their reflections. The press conference will be held at the Basilica
of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine. It will also be
livestreamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7BNmQhJyMU.

The
delegation of visiting bishops includes:

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of
Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic BishopsArchbishop José H. Gomez,
Archbishop of Los Angeles, Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
BishopsBishop Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of ScrantonBishop Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of the Diocese
of BrownsvilleBishop Robert J. Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of
Rockville CentreBishop Mario Alberto Avilés, Auxiliary
Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville

On Sunday July 1, the bishops visited the Humanitarian
Respite Center at Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, a short term
hospitality center that serves families who have been processed by the
Department of Homeland Security with immediate medical assistance, food,
clothing and information about complying with immigration proceedings. The
bishops also celebrated a Mass at the Basilica in San Juan.

WHAT: Press Conference with
U.S. Bishops Visiting Delegation on Family Separation

WHEN: Monday, July 2, 6pm
CDT

WHERE: Basilica of Our Lady
of San Juan del Valle
. –
National Shrine at the Eugene De Mazenod Renewal Center –
Conference Room

400 N Virgen de San Juan Blvd
San Juan, TX 78589

Please
park on the south side of the Basilica parking lot.

Pre-registration for the press conference
is required. Please contact:

Judy Keane
Director, Office of Public Affairs
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
jkeane@usccb.org/202-541-3206

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Source:: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops