NOGALES, AZ - Over 1,200 Spanish language Bibles have been donated to the unaccompanied migrant children housed in a Border Patrol facility in southern Arizona.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent the donated Bibles to the approximately 1,000 young people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala that are being detained in Nogales, Ariz.
According to USCCB, Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz. requested the Bibles as they would help "serve the spiritual needs of these children as they await an uncertain future."
According to Bishop Kicanas, authorities wondered if Spanish Bibles would "comfort them" while they waited in the facility.
Several organizations like the American Bible Society and Verbo Divino donated religious literature for the young children.