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Archbishop of Rio announces solidarity campaign in response to natural disasters

.- Amidst the torrential rains and mudslides that have led to more than 150 deaths in Rio de Janeiro in recent days, Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta called on Catholics to collaborate with those affected and announced a solidarity campaign through Caritas to help in this effort.
 
In a statement the Brazilian archbishop said, “Amidst the calamities being experienced by our city Rio de Janeiro, I ask the parishes of our archdiocese to embrace those affected … joining efforts with public authorities and other entities at this difficult time.”
 
Archbishop Tempesta continued, “All donations we receive will be channeled through the parishes, in order to minimize the suffering of families, whether it be material aid—such as mattresses, hygiene products, potable water or food—or financial aid.” 

“During this Easter Week,” he said, “I invoke the intercession of St. Sebastian, patron of our city, that the calamities might cease, and of St. George, that the people of our city might be strengthened amidst these difficulties.”


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