Puebla, Mexico, Sep 20, 2017 / 10:13 am
Following Mexico's second major earthquake in two weeks, bishops in the country called for prayers and solidarity, asking Our Lady of Guadalupe to intercede and comfort the suffering people.
"We join in grieving the victims of the earthquake, which occurred today, Sept. 19, 2017, in different parts of our country," said Archbishop José Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara and Auxiliary Bishop Alfonso G. Miranda Guardiola of Monterrey, president and secretary general, respectively, of the Mexican Bishops' Conference.
"Once again, we are witnessing the solidarity of the Mexican people, who see the suffering of their brother," they said, praising the lifesaving efforts to rescue and feed those affected by the quake.
"Today more than ever, we invite the People of God to unite in solidarity for our brothers who are suffering the different calamities that have plagued our country," the bishops urged. "We ask for the comfort of our Mother Mary of Guadalupe, so that through her intercession she may help us and strengthen us, in the reconstruction of our country."