Bishop pleads for aid after ‘serious disaster’ of Mexico earthquake

(CNS) This bishop said there is a ‘great deal of solidarity, thank God, but it is not enough’.

The situation in Mexico after the two recent earthquakes is extremely serious, and aid is desperately needed, a bishop has said.

Bishop Ramon Castro of Cuernavaca, in Morelos state, reported “many deaths” and “many churches damaged.” He said one colonial-era church collapsed but added, “Miraculously, the priests escaped safely.”

Bishop Castro said parishes in his diocese had been collecting items to send to victims of the September 7 earthquake in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Now those items — if they were not destroyed in the September 19 quake — will be used locally, the bishop said, adding, “but it will not be enough.” [More]


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