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Bishops call on Chileans to pray for rain

.- The executive committee of the Bishops’ Conference of Chile has asked Catholics to pray “during Mass and other religious observances” for rain, as the central and southern regions of the country are suffering from a severe drought.

In a statement signed by the conference president, Bishop Alejandro Goic, the bishops echoed the concerns of officials, leaders and experts over the lack of water, which is especially acute in rural areas.

“We trust that the pertinent institutions and the people who serve there are adopting the best decisions to confront this serious difficulty,” the bishops stated, adding that “as the Church, we join in the efforts called for by the country to save energy.”

The bishops called on families to use the situation as an opportunity to teach children about the value of natural resources.

“In this season of Lent which prepares us to live the Paschal Mystery, it is also important to meditate upon the marvels of creation that the Lord gives us each day, such as water, a gift that we do not always care for and share,” they said.


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Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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