Washington D.C., Jun 25, 2021 / 11:00 am
The archbishop of Miami on Thursday prayed for victims of a condominium building collapse in Surfside, Florida.
“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the tragedy,” Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami said on Thursday. He promised to pray “for the victims, their families, and first responders. May the Lord give them strength.”
Around 1:30 a.m. local time Thursday morning, June 24, the Champlain Towers – a 12-story beachfront condominium complex in Surfside, Florida – partially collapsed. As of Friday morning, four people were declared dead and 159 people were still unaccounted for.
“Search and rescue teams continue to sift through the rubble to find survivors and to recover the bodies of those who did not,” Archbishop Wenski said on Thursday. “Our Catholic Charities and local clergy have joined with other voluntary agencies and faith leaders to assist in whatever way they can.”