AFRICA/MOROCCO – Solidarity of the Catholic community with the victims of the earthquake
AFRICA/MOROCCO – Solidarity of the Catholic group with the victims of the earthquake
Rabat (Agenzia Fides) – “The Catholic Church in Morocco-diocese of Rabat needs to specific its compassion for all of the victims, specifically for the Moroccan households who’re in mourning or who’ve injured amongst their members. We additionally consider those that misplaced their houses and possessions” we learn within the message of solidarity from Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, Archbishop of Rabat, for the violent earthquake that struck the town of Marrakech and its environment on the evening of 8 to September 9.
“To our data, the Christian communities had been spared and suffered solely minor materials harm within the church buildings of Marrakech and Ouarzazate,” mentioned the Cardinal.
“By means of diocesan Caritas, we need to transmit the assistance that our generosity could make out there for essentially the most pressing wants,” he provides. Within the meantime, worldwide solidarity in favor of the affected populations has begun. “Caritas Internationalis is working to supply quick support and help to these affected by this tragedy,” says the Catholic support group. “We’re in fixed communication with Caritas Morocco and actively collaborating with Caritas Center East and different Caritas members around the globe. Collectively, we’re dedicated to conducting assessments and coordinating a complete response within the hours and days to come back “, he emphasizes.
Caritas Spain has launched the emergency marketing campaign “Cáritas with Morocco”. Its goal is to channel the solidarity of Spanish donors to deal with the humanitarian emergency attributable to the earthquake recorded within the provinces and cities of Marrakech, Taroudant, Chichaua, Ouarzazate and Al Hauz (south of the nation).
The Worldwide Cooperation staff of Cáritas Española contacted Caritas Rabat to supply accompaniment and help in managing the emergency. That is the biggest earthquake recorded within the nation since 1900. The earthquake hit an space of the Atlas Mountains situated south of the town of Marrakech. The epicenter was situated within the village of Iguil (63 kilometers from Marrakech) within the province of Al Hauz. The dying toll now stands at 2,122 and the variety of injured at 2,421, in keeping with the newest provisional report from Moroccan authorities. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 11/9/2023)