- May 30, 2020
The official tally of 64 deaths on the island of Puerto Rico attributed to 2017’s powerful Hurricane Maria has been disputed for some time, but in late May, a study in a respected scientific journal said that figure may have underestimated the island’s fatalities by the thousands.
“I pray for the dead and the wounded, for their families and for all the people of Somalia,” Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience. Death, the pope said, is a “blight” that spoils God’s design of love and “the Savior wants to heal us” from it.
Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz “The death of an exemplary churchman such as Cardinal Francis George brings much sadness at a time of joy and resurrection. We find peace in knowing that, after so much suffering, he has been raised up with our Lord. As archbishop of Chicago and president of