Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lucia A message from Pope Benedict for Christchurch and NZ

The Vatican's secretariat of state sent a message to Bishop Jones on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI.

"The Holy Father was saddened to learn of the sudden devastation and loss of life in the city of Christchurch due to the recent earthquake. He wishes to express his spiritual closeness to everyone who has been affected, and sends his condolences to the families of all who mourn the loss of loved ones. Commending the deceased to the merciful love of God, his Holiness assures the people of the city and the nation of his prayers for all those who are working urgently to rescue and assist the trapped and the injured, as well as for those labouring to restore essential services. Upon all the people of New Zealand, the Holy Father willingly invokes Almighty God's blessings of courage and strength."

Related link: Christchurch Catholic Cathedral partially destroyed in earthquake ~ NZ Catholic

3 comment(s):

Francisco Castelo Branco said...

my sorry´s for people of New Zealand especially in Christchurch.

I hope you get up quickly

friendship from Portugal

Lucia Maria said...

Thanks, Francisco.

Psycho Milt said...

Christchurch Catholic Cathedral partially destroyed in earthquake

Damn, so many fine buildings lost, on top of everything else. The Catholic cathedral was beautiful, despite the good Anglican locals making them build it down by the gas works (in that spirit of friendly camaradery so familiar to the nation's Catholic citizens).

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