One hundred women set out on a 100 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. in hopes of meeting Pope Francis in the nation’s capital next week while calling for more humane and compassion immigration laws.
From September 15 to 23, 100 immigrant women and their supporters will walk from state to state as part of the “We Belong Together” campaign, states the campaign’s website. The weeklong march kicked off Tuesday morning in front of the York County Prison in Pennsylvania with a prayer vigil. The women then began walking towards their first stop in New Freedom, Pa.
Throughout the walk, the marchers carried signs demanding reform of the U.S. immigration system.
They plan to meet the pope, who is scheduled to arrive in D.C. on September 22 and stay until the 24. Read more.