a Church of many cultures, languages and traditions, yet simultaneously one,
as God is one—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—unity in diversity."
Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity In Diversity
A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, November 2000
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Pope John Paul II, in his powerful Apostolic Exhortation promulgated in January, 1999, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, The Church in America, gives contemporary voice to this solidarity by quoting from the Special Assembly for America of the Synod of Bishops: "The Church in America must be a vigilant advocate, defending against any unjust restriction the natural right of individual persons to move freely within their own nation and from one nation to another. Attention must be called to the rights of migrants and their families and to respect for their human dignity, even in cases of non-legal immigration."