USCCB representative Bishop Manz visits

CANTON – Bishop John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, arrived in Jackson Sunday, Oct. 11, for a five-day pastoral visit to the Diocese of Jackson, specifically to areas where Hispanics work.
Bishop Manz, who is chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers; and a member of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America, came accompanied by Sister Joanna Okereke and David Corrales of USCCB and Sister Miriam Bannon of the Catholic Migrant Farmworkers Association.
His first visit was in Canton where he met with about 50 Hispanic members of Sacred Heart Parish to listen to their concerns as immigrants and about work and safety related issues.
He plans to visit Vardaman, Houston, Greenwood, Bruce, Leland and Cleveland where he will meet with Hispanics, tour some of the farms where they work and celebrate Masses in several of these places.
The Oct. 30 edition will include a story and photos of his pastoral visit to the diocese.