Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2017 / 20:38 pm
The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is a cause for prayer and preparation to help the storm's victims, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has said.
"As the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, this crisis hits very close to home," conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said Aug. 27. "In solidarity with my brother bishops in this area of the country, I call on people of faith to pray for all of those who have been impacted by this hurricane, and I ask people of good will to stand with the victims and their families.
"May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protect all who are still in danger, and bring to safety those who are missing. May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless, or without support and resources, before this disaster," the cardinal said.
The cardinal said the storm was "catastrophic and devastating" and many dioceses have been affected.