.- Bishop Daniel Fernandez Torres of Arecibo, Puerto Rico has called for solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Irene. He has asked parishes in the diocese to reach out to the communities affected by the storm.
“We call on the Catholic faithful … to mobilize aid to reach out to those in need,” the bishop said.
He also directed Arecibo’s diocesan office for Human Promotion and Development to join in the efforts to assist nearby towns and communities.
The Diocese of Arecibo has 59 parishes, over 200 chapels and 13 Catholic schools in the 16 municipalities that make up the northern central area of Puerto Rico.