Wednesday, August 31, 2005

B16 on Katrina

Today's Bollettino has just dropped with this telegram from the Pope, addressed "to the civil and ecclesiastical authorities of the United States of America":

DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE RECENT HURRICANE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI ASSURES ALL THOSE EFFECTED OF HIS CLOSENESS IN PRAYER. THE HOLY FATHER COMMENDS THE DECEASED TO THE LOVING MERCY OF ALMIGHTY GOD, AND UPON THEIR GRIEVING FAMILIES HE INVOKES DIVINE BLESSINGS OF STRENGTH AND CONSOLATION. HIS HOLINESS LIKEWISE PRAYS FOR THE RESCUE WORKERS AND ALL INVOLVED IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO THE VICTIMS OF THIS DISASTER, ENCOURAGING THEM TO PERSEVERE IN THEIR EFFORTS TO BRING RELIEF AND SUPPORT.

CARDINAL ANGELO SODANO

SECRETARY OF STATE


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3 Comments:

Blogger Un Séminariste said...

Catholic Charities has a site where folks can donate to the relief efforts:

http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/news/katrina.cfm

31/8/05 08:27  
Blogger Jimmy Mac said...

It would also be nice if B16 encouraged other nations of the world, many of whom have been beneficiaries of US aid and assistance in the past, to do what THEY can do now that the US is in great need.

But, then, it may be too much to ask if rising oil prices are taken into account. After all, business IS business!

31/8/05 12:29  
Blogger berenike said...

Would be nice if whoever wrote it could tell the difference between the verbs affect and effect . . .

1/9/05 08:18  

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