- Jan 25, 2021
Peru’s replica of the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro was set on fire days before Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in the South American nation.
A deadly fire in an apartment building in the Bronx, New York has cost at least 12 people their lives. A priest from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church has been consoling the victims.
John Paul Morrison, the director of education for the Archdiocese of Westminster, said he was “very proud” of the response to the tragedy of the Catholic Church “at every level.” Speaking about the response, he said, “It was good to see all elements of the church’s mission come together to address what is an incredibly said but also an incredibly complex situation.”
Following a devastating fire in west London’s Grenfell Tower that has left at least 30 people dead, Pope Francis on Saturday expressed “sadness” over “the tragic loss of life and injury.” The telegram, released by the Vatican Press Office, was addressed to Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and signed by Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State.
Following the massive fire at an apartment complex in west London, Catholic bishops of Westminster offered their prayers and support. Catholic parishes in the surrounding area received many donations of food, clothes, and water to be distributed.
Parishioners in a rural town in southern Chile, plagued by the country’s worst forest fires in history, look to teamwork and faith to survive. More than 11 people were killed, the land is scorched, and hundreds of homes were destroyed in the country.