Toledo Diocese Bishop visits with ICE raid families during the weekend

Bishop Daniel Thomas holds weekend visit with ICE families

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas celebrated with family members of those involved with recent raids taking place in Erie County.

The meeting was during the regularly scheduled 1:30 p.m. Sunday Mass in Spanish for the Hispanic community at Saint Paul Church in Norwalk.

Many of the congregation included numerous families members now being detained following the recent ICE raid in Sandusky at Corso’s Flower and Garden Centers.

He went to be pastorally present as he prayed while visiting with them.

During the meeting Bishop Thomas heard first-hand of the pain, anxiety and uncertainty these families.

He also learned what the whole community is experiencing.

Through scripture Bishop Thomas reassured the congregation they always have a home in the Catholic Church.

Those wishing to help those affected families separated from their loved ones due to the raid at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center should contact Saint Paul Church in Norwalk at or on Facebook at

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