Arlington, Va., Jul 26, 2013 / 14:58 pm
Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington has expressed his condolences over the death of employee Ana Maria Cordoba, who was killed in the July 24 train crash in Santiago, Spain.
"The tragic death of Ana Maria Cordoba in the recent train derailment in Spain is the cause of immense grief not only to her beloved family – her parents, husband, daughter and son – but also to the 'family' of our diocesan Chancery," Bishop Loverde said in a July 26 statement.
"However, precisely in the midst of this unimaginable tragedy and sense of profound loss, we cling to the promise of the Risen Lord Jesus that eternal life awaits those who believe in Him and follow in His footsteps," he said.
Along with her husband, Phillipe, and daughter, Christine, Cordoba was traveling to visit her son, Santiago, who had just completed his journey to the ancient pilgrimage site. They planned to celebrate the Feast of St. James together as a family in Spain.