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Tucson, Arizona

About the Catholic Church inTucson, Arizona:

In 1690, Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit missionary from Italy, arrived here in the Sonoran Desert in what would late become Tucson to establish the foundation of the Catholic Church in the area.

As they did elsewhere, the missionaries established missions which offered a way to evangelize and also protect the community from marauders.


Catholic shrines and places of interest in Tucson:

Saint Gianna’s Oratory: