In the wake of floods in Kerala, the Roman Catholic Church in Goa on Friday appealed its flock in the state to offer prayers and donations for those affected by floods in Kerala.
In a circular, Archbishop of Goa Fr Filipe Neri Ferrao said, “In this hour of pain, we need to reach out to our brothers and sisters in distress, not only through our prayer, but also materially. The Church in Goa would like to express its solidarity and sympathy with thousands of people who have lost their homes and other possessions. We appeal to all to offer fervent prayers for the hapless victims of this disaster, particularly those who lost their dear ones, suffered injuries and are left with nothing.”
“We call upon our pastors as well as superiors of educational and other religious institutions to announce the contents of this circular at Sunday masses and regular meetings and thus enable everyone to take part in this drive of the Church in Goa to bring relief to our suffering brethren in Kerala,” he said.