- Feb 27, 2021
The Christ Church Cathedral was arguably New Zealand’s most iconic building before much of it crumbled in an earthquake 10 years ago. The years of debate that followed over whether the ruins should be rebuilt or demolished came to symbolize the paralysis that has sometimes afflicted the broader rebuild of Christchurch.
In a telegram sent by the Vatican on behalf of Pope Francis, the pontiff expressed “heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this natural disaster” after a strong earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.
Pope Francis offered condolences and prayers for the victims of an earthquake that rocked central Croatia.
A Catholic priest expressed gratitude that parishioners are safe, but their iconic cathedral sustained damages from a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s western city of Izmir Oct. 30.
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Mexico’s bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead.