Houston, Texas, Aug 26, 2017 / 11:07 am
The arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Texas is a time for prayer, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said.
"Please join me and pray for all of those affected by the storm and in need of assistance during this natural disaster," the cardinal said Aug. 26. "In addition, I ask the faithful to also keep the emergency response personnel and volunteers in your prayers. For those residing in our Archdiocese, in Texas and along the Gulf Coast, be safe and may God have mercy on those affected by Hurricane Harvey."
He said there has already been "substantial property damage" in the southern counties of the archdiocese.
The storm arrived at about 10 p.m. local time Friday as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing strong winds, heavy rains and flooding.