ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 5, 2022 / 13:48 pm
The Mexican Bishops’ Conference assured the “prayers and solace” of the Catholic Church for the families of miners trapped in coal mines Aug. 3, praying they “may return safe and sound to their homes.” The bishops also entrusted the miners to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In an Aug. 4 statement, the Mexican bishops said they lament “the accident that occurred yesterday in the coal mines in Sabinas, Coahuila state, where 10 miners are still trapped.”
“As a Church we offer our prayers and solace to the families of the miners,” they said.
The National Coordination of Civil Protection of the Government of Mexico said in a statement that at 1:35 p.m. on Aug. 3, “an accident occurred in a coal mine located in the area known as ‘Conchas’ near the town of Agujita, Sabinas municipio (county), Coahuila.”