The Common Good
January 2005

Full Immersion

by Rose Marie Berger, Mark Betz | January 2005

U.S. Border Patrol agents recovered a life-size statue of the crucified Christ, without his cross, washed up on a sandbar in the Rio Grande.

U.S. Border Patrol agents recovered a life-size statue of the crucified Christ, without his cross, washed up on a sandbar in the Rio Grande. While local police looked for the owner, faithful from across the Southwest visited the statue, which they dubbed the "Christ of the Undocumented," in the police evidence locker.

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