ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 26, 2023 / 18:00 pm
In response to the devastation caused by the recent storms and hurricanes in the country, the Mexican Bishops’ Conference called for solidarity to “provide generous aid to those affected, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.”
“In these difficult times we call for unity and fraternity among all Mexicans,” the bishops said in an Oct. 25 statement posted on X, also urging “no one to remain indifferent to the suffering of others.”
In particular, they expressed their closeness with the people of the dioceses of Acapulco, Tlapa, and Chilpancingo-Chilapa in the state of Guerrero, as well as with the inhabitants in southern Oaxaca state, areas that were struck harder.
Hurricane Otis made landfall early Wednesday morning as a category 5 in the Acapulco area in the Mexican state of Guerrero with winds of more than 160 miles an hour. Four days before, Hurricane Norma hit the coasts of the town of La Paz, in Baja California Sur, as a category 2 hurricane, causing at least three deaths.