Loading
Archbishop encourages trust in God following devastating Colombian landslide
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Archbishop Ricardo Tobon Restrepo of Medellin, Colombia expressed sadness and solidarity following the country's recent landslide that has killed 17 and left 100 missing.

The archbishop said that these disasters are an invitation to show solidarity and to “put our trust in God who gives us strength even in the most difficult of trials.”

In an interview with CNA on Dec. 6, Archbishop Tobon, who reached out to the victims immediately upon learning of the landslide, said he felt great “sorrow and dismay at seeing the suffering of so many people.”

“We must reach out in solidarity to help all those affected by the intense rainfall we have had in Colombia, especially in the department of Antioquia,” the archbishop said, referring to the torrential rains that have drenched more than 80 percent of the country in recent weeks.

“All we can do is entrust all of this to God knowing that He can bring good even out such distressing situations and trials that are so difficult to bear and understand,” he added.

 “These tragedies take place partly because people who live in rural areas have been displaced from their homes because of the violence, and they have had to settle in ... geographically unstable areas, where they had no help in urban development,” the archbishop said.

He noted that the Church is helping those affected with shelter and food from the archdiocese’s food banks.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Nov
28

Liturgical Calendar

November 28, 2014

Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 21:29-33

Gospel
Date
11/28/14
11/27/14
11/25/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Rev 20: 1-4, 11-21:2
Gospel:: Lk 21: 29-33

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/28/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 21:29-33

Homily
Date
11/28/14
11/27/14
11/25/14