Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Holy Father prays for Christchurch.
VATICAN CITY, 23 FEB 2011 (VIS)
- During today's general audience, the Pope recalled:
"A new and powerful earthquake, even more devastating than the one last September, has struck the city of Christchurch, in New Zealand, causing considerable loss of life and the disappearance of many people, to say nothing of the damage to buildings.
"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".