Sunday, September 5, 2021

Pope Francis offers prayers for all victims of Hurricane Ida


Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its WakeHurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake  (2021 Getty Images)

Pope prays for victims of US flooding 

Pope Francis turns his thoughts to north Americans affected by devastating floods 

By Linda Bordoni

Pope Francis said he is praying for the victims and for all those who have been affected by Hurricane Ida, a monster storm that triggered flooding and widespread damage.

Speaking after the Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope said he is praying “for the people of the United States of America who have been struck in recent days by a severe hurricane. May the Lord receive the souls of the deceased and support those who are suffering from this calamity.”

More than 40 people were killed in New Jersey, New York City, and at least 12 in Louisiana, where at least 718,000 people are still without power after Hurricane Ida made landfall last Sunday triggering floods, downing trees, and creating serious damage.

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