See more news

Kon Tum authorities extend congratulations to new Vicar General of Kon Tum diocese

Religious Committee in Ha Tinh celebrates 65th anniversary of state governance on belief and religion

Training conference on religion held in Thanh Hoa

District authorities in Ha Giang holds exchange meeting on founding anniversary of state management on belief, religion

Training on climate change adaptation held for religious clerics in Thai Binh

09/12/2019 03:54
Pope’s condolence for victims of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas
Destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a telegram of condolence on behalf of Pope Francis to Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

Pope Francis has expressed his sadness at the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian that tore through the northern Bahamas last week and urged the international community to provide “prompt and effective assistance” for the affected people.

The devastating category 5 storm made landfall on 1 September on the northwest of the archipelago with wind gusts reaching up to 354 km/h and sea surges of 4 to 7 meters, becoming the strongest tropical cyclone on record.

While causing widespread devastation, the storm has killed at least 44 people.

Writing on behalf of Pope Francis, who is currently on the last leg of his apostolic visit to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a telegram of condolence to Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

“His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the devastating impact Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas, and he expresses his spiritual solidarity and deep pastoral concern to those affected by this catastrophe,” said the message that Archbishop Pinder posted on the archdiocesan webpage.

Cardinal Parolin wrote saying the Holy Father, “offers heartfelt prayers that Almighty God will grant eternal peace to those who have died and consolation and strength to the homeless, injured and suffering.”

“Expressing his hope that the international community will respond with prompt and effective assistance,” the message said, “His Holiness invokes upon all engaged in this massive work of relief and rebuilding the Lord's is of strength and generous perseverance in the service of their brothers and sisters." 

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched an urgent appeal for $4 million to scale up its humanitarian response and address the most immediate needs of children and families across the Bahamas, including access to safe drinking water and sanitation, nutrition, psychosocial support and non-formal education activities.

Source: vaticannews.va

Pope’s condolence for victims of Hurricane Dorian in BahamasPope Francis has expressed his sadness at the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian that tore through the northern Bahamas last week and urged the international community to provide “prompt and effective assistance” for the affected people. The devastating
Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on Buzz        Back   Send   Print   Top of page
More news
Madagascar: Pope Francis holds mass for 1 million -09/10/2019 05:39
First meeting with Macron for France’s top bishop, discussions on bioethics -09/06/2019 04:27
Pope picks new Cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's future -09/04/2019 05:11
To prevent foreign influence, new Bill requires religious leaders to be Singapore citizens or PRs -09/03/2019 05:05
Jining, first bishop ordained since Sino-Vatican agreement -08/30/2019 04:10
Bringing a gun to an LDS church is no longer just 'inappropriate.' It's prohibited under new rules -08/30/2019 04:07
Pope to Methodists: We can offer common answers to suffering of the poorest -08/29/2019 04:42
Attack on religious building in NI almost every second day -08/28/2019 04:19
How Buddhist monks are protecting a vulnerable forest from illegal logging in Cambodia -08/27/2019 03:50
Caritas India reaching out to Kerala’s flood affected people through local churches -08/26/2019 05:09
Address: Yen Hoa Ward - Cau Giay District, Ha Noi - Viet Nam
Telephone: +84243 8 248 763. Fax: 08041313
Email: ttttbantongiao@chinhphu.vn