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Pope’s pain for Canada and Michigan disasters

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In two telegrams signed by Cardinal Parole, Francis mourned similar natural disasters that caused death and catastrophe on the American continent.

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A hurricane in southeastern Canada and a hurricane in Michigan. Two natural disasters are characterized by unfortunate victims, plus a lot of disasters. To the two affected people, the Pope, through Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parole, sent his prayers and condolences in two telegrams, respectively, to Monsignor Raymond Poison, President of the Council of Canadian Bishops, and to the Bishop of the City. Gaylordin. , Monsignor Jeffrey J. Walsh, hit by hurricane.

Two hour storm

The two most populous provinces in the country are Ontario and Quebec, where two hours of hurricane-force winds of up to 130 km / h on Saturday afternoon killed at least eight people. In the condolence message, Francis prayed with the vote, as well as with special blessings to “all those affected by this disaster” and to the “civil authorities who continue to provide the necessary assistance” along with them. ‘.

A small community on its knees

A similar situation exists in the town of Gaylord in northern Michigan, where a rare hurricane three days ago shocked a small community of more than 4,000 people with extreme violence, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others. Passing by he tore the roofs of buildings and demolished trees and power lines. Furthermore, Francis said he was saddened by the incident and prayed for the blessings of heaven for the dead, wounded and displaced, “I extend my deepest condolences to all those affected by the natural disaster.” And they are involved in relief work.

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