Sorrow and Many Prayers in Wake of Haiti Earthquake
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which includes Bishop Talley and Bishop Emeritus Steib, shared the statement below on the devastating Haiti Earthquake as they stand in solidarity with the Church in Haiti in offering many prayers during the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin this past weekend. Also, below are Catholic News Agency links about the Earthquake that includes comments from the Holy Father. One Church, One Family!
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August 14, 2021
President of U.S. Bishops Conference Expresses Sorrow and Offers Prayers in Wake of Haiti Earthquake
Following news of the earthquake yesterday in Haiti and reports of casualties and heavy damage caused to property and the infrastructure by the intensity of the seismic activity, Archbishop José Gomez, Los Angeles, president, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the Bishops of the United States, I wish to express my heartfelt prayers for the people of Haiti who are mourning the loss of loved ones and are suffering from the destruction caused by the earthquake that took place this morning. We offer our prayers to Archbishop Launay Saturné, president, Bishops’ Conference of Haiti, and to all those who tirelessly serve the faith communities in Haiti. We stand in solidarity with the Church in Haiti in offering our prayers, in a particular way this weekend as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. In these moments of continued trial, may you feel the comfort, compassion, and embrace of our Blessed Mother. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, patroness of Haiti, intercede for us Catholics and all people of good will may assist in the relief work by contacting Catholic Relief Services. I am grateful to all who can support the relief effort for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.”