Arizona tribes making pilgrimage to Mexico

Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, both in Arizona, are making their annual Catholic pilgrimage to Mexico.

Tribal members are attending the October 4 feast in honor of San Francisco Xavier, or St. Francis Xavier. He was an early Jesuit missionary.

Officials in Mexico are preparing for an influx of travelers for the annual feast, which takes place in Magdalena, Sonora. A special checkpoint will be set up south of the border.

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Tribal members making Sonora pilgrimage (The Arizona Daily Star 9/29)