Call for solidarity after violent earthquake in Morocco

Pope Francis expresses his deep sorrow

Vatican News

Pope Francis expresses his deep sorrow and solidarity for the violent earthquake in Morocco, which has so far left some 820 victims and more than 600 injured.

In a telegram signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pontiff expresses his communion in prayer with those who have suffered loss of loved ones and homes.

He prays for the dead, the recovery of the injured and the consolation of those affected. The Pope also offers his support to the civil authorities and rescue teams, invoking divine blessing as a sign of consolation. As the death toll rises, an appeal has been launched for urgent blood donations in the country.

In addition to prayers and moral support, the Vatican often makes financial donations through Catholic charities to help victims of natural disasters. In this specific case, the article mentions that the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) has contributed 300,000 euros from the 8×1000 fund as an “immediate form of aid”.

The Catholic Church often plays an active role in humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters around the world, providing spiritual and material support to affected communities.