CNA Staff, Feb 19, 2021 / 11:25 am
Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles on Friday encouraged prayer and support for those affected by a major winter storm across the southern US.
"I join my brother bishops in praying for all those who have died and been injured in the recent winter storms. We pray especially for those without power and heat and for first responders who are offering assistance to those with urgent needs," the archbishop, who is president of the US bishops' conference, said Feb. 19.
"In our Lenten almsgiving, let us find concrete ways to help our brothers and sisters. I entrust those who are suffering to the Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother Mary. May she grant them all comfort and peace."
The US bishops are organizing aid through Catholic Charities USA.