Nuns speak in Rockford about detained immigrants

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ROCKFORD (WREX) – Nuns in Northern Illinois say they are making sure to pray for everyone this year.

Rockford Urban Ministries hosted the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants. The committee is a group of nuns who visit detained immigrants to pray for them.

The nuns spoke to a crowd at the Rockford Urban Ministries’ Holiday Peace Program.

“We want the men and women who are caught in this broken system to know that they’re human beings, that people care about them, respect them, and are walking the journey with them,” Sister JoAnn Persch said.

The nuns work in McHenry and Kane counties. They’re featured in a documentary about nuns doing social justice work called “Band of Sisters.”

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