CNA Staff, Mar 27, 2020 / 00:00 am
Catholic leaders in Croatia say they don't know God's plans, after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Croatian capital of Zagreb the morning of March 22, causing dozens of injuries and at least one death. It was the strongest quake to hit the city in 140 years.
Among other buildings, the city's cathedral was heavily damaged with part of its ceiling caving in. The tip of a cathedral spire crashed through the roof of the archdiocesan building next door. The parliament building and a hospital run by the Sisters of Charity were also damaged.
When the quake struck, the city was in a partial lock down over the COVID-19 coronavirus. According to Reuters, Croatia has had 206 cases of the virus and one death. Residents who had been confined to their homes rushed to the streets to avoid getting hurt or killed.
The city's archbishop, Cardinal Josip Bozanic, said that the Church does not know the plan of God in wake of the double catastrophe.