CNA Staff, Oct 2, 2023 / 16:55 pm
The roof of a Catholic church in the Mexican city of Madero collapsed on Sunday, killing at least 10 people while they were attending Mass, authorities said following the disaster.
Tampico Bishop José Armando Alvarez said in a statement on social media on Sunday that “the roof of the parish of Holy Cross” collapsed while parishioners were “celebrating the baptism of their children.”
“We continue to pray for the speedy recovery of the people who have been rescued,” Alvarez said, “and we maintain firm hope that the people who are still trapped under the debris will be rescued alive.”
The Conference of the Mexican Episcopate likewise confirmed the collapse in a statement, with the bishops writing that they were “united in prayer in the face of the tragic loss of life and injuries suffered by several faithful” in the collapse.