Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lucia Pope Benedict XVI asks for prayers for NZ quake victims

Rome, 23 Feb. (AKI) - Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday offered prayers and condolences to the scores of people who perished in the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. His thoughts were also dedicated to the families of the dead.

"At this time my thoughts turn especially to the people there who are being severely tested by this tragedy. Let us ask God to relieve their suffering and to support all who are involved in the rescue operations.

"I also ask you to join me in praying for all who have lost their lives," Benedict said during a general audience at the Vatican.

Related links: Vatican: Pope prays for victims of New Zealand quake ~ adnkronos

Pope calls for prayers for New Zealand quake victims ~ Montreal Gazette

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