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U.S. Bishops’ President Offers Prayers in Solidarity with Those Impacted by Hurricanes

WASHINGTON - Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has called for prayers for the lives and safety of all those impacted by the recent hurricanes.

Archbishop Gomez stated:

“The recent hurricanes have brought intense wind, rain, storm surges, and flooding that have impacted dioceses in the United States and the Caribbean. I am deeply saddened to see the images of the damage and devastation left in their wake. I call on Catholics and all people of good will to pray for those who have lost their lives, and for the comfort of their grieving families and communities. We also pray for those who have lost their homes and businesses, that they may they find peace and comfort in God’s enduring love for us, even amidst these most trying circumstances. And we pray for the emergency responders and those who have begun the work of providing for the needs of the impacted in these communities in the recovery efforts, that they may be kept from harm as they seek to bring relief, comfort, and healing. We entrust our prayers to our Blessed Mother, and we ask for her continued protection and for her intercession in comforting those who are suffering.”

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