Denver Newsroom, Dec 11, 2021 / 14:19 pm
A bishop in Kentucky is asking for prayers following a series of fatal storms and tornadoes Dec. 11 that killed at least 70 people in the state.
“Let us...unite in prayer as a Catholic community for all of the suffering that was caused by this disaster,” said Bishop William Medley of the Diocese of Owensboro, in a Dec. 11 statement.
The town of Mayfield, located within the Diocese of Owensboro, was one of the hardest-hit communities. More than 100 people reportedly sought shelter in a local candle-making factory, and officials believe at least a dozen of them died.
Parishes in the Diocese of Owensboro will take up a special collection at Masses this weekend to support those affected or displaced by the storms.