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Cardinal, mayor and BPD commissioner voice support for immigrants at East Boston Mass


  • Cardinal O'Malley takes part in the opening procession of a Feb. 5 Spanish-Language Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Church in East Boston, a parish with one the archdiocese's largest Hispanic immigrant communities. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy
  • Parishioners listen to remarks by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh before a Spanish-language Mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The cardinal, Mayor Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans addressed the congregation expressing support for the city's immigrant community. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy
  • Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks before a Spanish-language Mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The cardinal, Mayor Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans addressed the congregation expressing support for the city's immigrant community. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy
  • Boston Police Commissioner William Evans speaks before a Spanish-language Mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The cardinal, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Commissioner Evans addressed the congregation expressing support for the city's immigrant community. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy
  • Hispanic parishioners pray during a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Before the Mass the cardinal, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans addressed the congregation expressing support for the city's immigrant community. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy
  • Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley greets parishioners following Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Before the Mass the cardinal, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans addressed the congregation expressing support for the city's immigrant community. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

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EAST BOSTON -- Speaking in front of a packed congregation at one of the Archdiocese of Boston's largest Hispanic parishes Feb. 5, Boston's cardinal, mayor and police commissioner delivered a message of solidarity with the city's immigrant community.

Days earlier, on Feb. 2, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans were joined by Gov. Charlie Baker for a meeting for a meeting with leaders of the Boston-area Muslim community leaders at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to offer a similar expression of support following the Jan. 27 executive order by President Trump temporarily blocking entry into the U.S. for refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Prior to the start of Mass, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley addressed the assembly of almost 1,000 mainly Latin American immigrants.

"Here in the Archdiocese of Boston we are blessed with more than 100 parishes with communities who celebrate in other languages," he said in Spanish. "It truly reflects what is the Church, which is catholic: universal, where many races, languages and peoples all come together because we all form one body, one Church."

Speaking at a lectern temporarily placed in front of scaffolding covering the main altar, he praised the pastor, Father Thomas Domurat, for the work he has done renovating the church.

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