Vigil to be held at the Cathedral to highlight plight of migrants

Mourners in Brownsville, Texas, honor the lives of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23 month-old daughter, Valeria, during a June 30, 2019, vigil. They drowned June 24 in the Rio Grande while trying to reach the United States. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters)

The Archdiocese of Louisville will hold “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps” July 12 on the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth Street.

The vigil will take place from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be music, local speakers and a call to action. At 9 p.m., participants will light a candle and hold a moment of silence “to express our concern and solidarity with those detained in the inhumane conditions found on our southern border,” a news release from organizers said.

The event is part of a national effort to highlight the conditions migrants face at the U.S. border.

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